“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27 (NIV)
As we advance in age, people seem to want less drama in their lives. We yearn for the serenity of the times we saw before we had the upheaval of the Vietnam Era.
Sometimes we ache to get away from the rut or from the grindstone we have in our lives. People take get-away trips just to relax and unwind. Sometimes we need a wake-up call from God.
After having a time with my family at the state park recently, I realized how much I miss the serenity of God’s world. A short while later we enjoyed the peace of our backyard. Suddenly, I was stricken with the importance of the work going on across the alley. Our next door neighbor came over and said workers told him the owners were going try to sell that house. That’s a God thing.
I always tell myself I want to spend more time outside enjoying our yard and God’s peacefulness. I want to keep this as a promise to God. Last Friday night, my hubby, our son, and I sat outside by a campfire until almost 11:00 o’clock. It was relaxing for me and I believe it was for them, as well.
God has given us this time together, allowing us to experience His peace and has proved himself to be true to His Word. Of course, he always does.