16 Advent – Peace

There is a peace inside the believer. It is not created or destroyed by outside circumstances. It is not a peace we make if we just order, will or work a plan. It is a peace in what has already happened. The arrival of Christ in our hearts brings peace. Sometimes the peace does not make sense in light of the circumstances around us. We know that the outside no longer rules when the Prince of Peace has made our hearts His throne.

The Peace icon shows a lone snowflake. It is undisturbed with the rush of plows. It is not piled in dirty sludge. It is not seen as part of a storm that may leave us snowbound or without power. In unique stillness, it is emblematic of peace, regardless of what surrounds it.

– Words by Pastor Ed Marcelle