Peace on Earth

Ah…peace—we all long for it!

Many of us struggle with hectic schedules and long “to do” lists; (yes even homebound and “half-bedridden,” my “to do” list seems to grow like Jack’s beanstalk!)  Some may have other reasons for lack of peace—relational troubles, physical pain, or unsure future.  Others literally live in war zones and have little hope for people getting along.

How do we find peace?

We can’t force it to happen.  We can’t control other people.  Often, we can’t control our circumstances.

There’s one thing we can do:  surrender to God.

Why does surrendering to God bring peace?

One reason is that God is the only One Who truly knows best.  We could search out the wisest person in the world, and that person’s wisdom would pale in comparison to the One Who made the galaxies, Who formed molecules, Who created time.

Even our schedules and “to do” lists become more manageable when we are willing to listen to God.  You might ask Him today if there is anything you can cross off your list (so that you can accomplish His priorities instead).

Another reason surrendering to God brings peace is that God is in control.  We could (theoretically) be at peace with all human beings and still be out of step with God.  God has provided the Way for us to be at peace with Him.  That trumps all.

Want TRUE peace?  Look no further than the Prince of Peace.

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

I pray that you can feel peace from the Lord this Christmas!!


Christa Upton   Black Hills Picture Books   PO Box 293    Custer, SD  57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to Peace on Earth

  1. Beautiful words, and so true!

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