There’s not a lot of peace in our modern, daily lives. Pressures abound. Cell phones ringing. Email pinging. Obligations tugging at our shirttails. Maybe that’s why I so look forward to the worship hour at Woodland each Sunday.
Daniel chimes the hour, and I begin to feel at peace.
I hear the sound of the choir from the narthex, and the feeling of peace continues.
Randy leads the congregation in our opening hymn, and the peace expands throughout the sanctuary.
Mike and Lance bring our prayer, and we speak to God in peace.
Lois plays the offertory, and I’m reminded of the peace we receive through the giving of our tithes and offerings.
Lisa is surrounded by an ever-growing group of children, and I’m at peace for the future of the Church.
Garrett brings the message, and I’m challenged to understand and accept the Peace that God has provided to all of us through the gift of His Son.
Behold the gift of Peace that we celebrate this season. May we rejoice in the Peace that God provides us through Christmas; and allow this Peace to follow us throughout the coming year.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”