There are a lot of awesome things about growing up in a Christian family. Knowing you are grounded in your faith and having been steeped in the routines of it for a lifetime is a huge blessing. However, it can also mean that these routines can become rote or we take them for granted. Christmas carols can easily fall into this category. Especially if you are someone like me who has a pretty decent memory.
A LAMENT FROM THE PEOPLE... Oh, King of Peace, Prince of Peace! Oh, this world needs You. Peace isn’t something that we’ve got too much of, that’s for sure. If we’re looking at the big picture of the world or the little picture of our own lives- to have peace characterize our lives and our relationships sounds like a dream. And that it would take a miracle. We know it’s not supposed to depend on
It is a wonderful assurance we have that we belong – we belong to God. Not because of anything we have done, but because in love God Godself has brought us near. It is by God’s own work of grace through which God has destroyed all that has made us outsiders and brought us into relationship and fellowship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A recent message of Dr. Stone’s was on the passage in
You are the Prince of Peace. You are the peace-giver. You are the peace-maker. We ask for the gift of peace. We look around and we see how badly our world needs peace. Around the globe, across our country, in our workplaces and in our neighbourhoods- we ask for peace that transcends our understanding (and misunderstanding) of things. Your peace can reach through difficult and hopeless situations and the how-can-anything-good-come-out-this sort of places. And