Advent 4 – Peace

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,

Yet in the dark streets shineth

the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight.

When the light comes and pierces our darkness, when we are given hope so that our fears are relieved we find joy, and when we meet with Jesus we have peace.

Peace

Peace which the world can’t give.

Peace which the world can’t take away.

Our streets may still be dark, there may still be fears lurking in our lives and hearts, but as we allow the light of Jesus to shine in those dark places of our lives, as we allow Him to take our fears from all the years, as we allow Him entrance into our lives we find His peace.

Not the peace which is fleeting, not the peace based on an absence of conflict, but a peace with God when our hearts are fixed on Him. A peace which passes understanding and which keeps our minds on Him.

Do you know that peace this week? Where do you need to rest your burdens down to find that peace? What fears do you need to let go of to let the peace of Jesus fill your heart?

My prayer for you this week is that you will find that peace of mind and heart in Jesus in the midst of your day and week and years.

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