When you think of ‘peace’, what is the mental image you see? Or what is the first thing that comes to mind?
I remember driving up the curvy road to where we turned off to our property, thirteen acres of beautiful land with trees so old that there were carvings on some of the trees said to be left by long ago soldiers who camped here over night, whether that is truth or fiction I can’t say but it does seem possible, but I digress… I was with my mother, and we were discussing some things that were going on around us and she said something that has stuck with me for these many years, and I can still hear her voice, “I don’t care what’s going on around us, as long as we have peace on our thirteen acres nothing else matters.”
Her idea of peace was to have her little family at peace with one another…
Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups. Wikipedia
I almost never peruse my social media because there are and have been since a year before this past election, so many posts and tweets filled with hate and anger…and since the controversy of the Covid 19 virus has been in the news so many people have so many varying opinions that I just can’t take it anymore, I’m just done.
All I want is peace, sitting under a tent to shade my face watching the ocean would be a nice place to be, and knowing my family is safe and all working for the Lord in their own way… that is peace to me…
I will keep my mind fixed on God and His goodness to me, knowing that Jesus is coming soon, ok, now I am at peace
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!