I confess that Easter is the most difficult holiday for me; well actually it is today that is the most difficult for me—Good Friday.
To think He died on the cross—a horrific death—for me is simply unfathomable. Why on earth? In the grand scheme of things, I am no one. Well, maybe for my family I am okay—most days! But why on earth would He die for me? Well, it is simple—because He loves me.
It is not just me. It is YOU as well. He died on the cross for you—for your sins. Why? Because He loves you too.
Jesus loves the little children, all little children of the world—red and yellow, black and white—we are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world. Remember singing that song? Well, it is true.
Salvation is available. We just need to profess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (and mean it) and we are promised eternal life. It’s that simple. Now I am not sure about all the unrest in this world and what Jesus has planned but John 16:33 tells us this: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
‘Peace, what a wonderful world this could be,’ or maybe this song–Do You Hear What I Hear –‘Said the King to the people everywhere; pray for peace people everywhere’ is what you would like your life song to be. Or, how about this one– ‘Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.’
Good grief, what is going on in our nation and the world? How can we teach our children not to use profanity, not to hit, and not to hurt people when they see so much violence? I remember when our Mom would say, “If you have nothing nice to say. . .”
Well peace can start in our families. It can then trickle into our relationships and eventually into the world. Let us promote peace through our words, actions, and deeds. We have to do something and that is where we can start.
In an Instagram post on November 14, the day after the Paris killings, Madonna pleaded during her concert “Pray for peace–in Paris and all around the world.” We are all feeling it–the despair. When will this stop?
About 3 weeks ago–right before the Paris killings–I awoke suddenly and this is what the Lord put on my heart: Peace; just that one word. I got chills and then I got busy. When I feel His urging, I get busy. I know that when He talks to me in the middle of the night, I need to listen.
To shorten this story a bit–Peace–the latest deck of MIC was born after many hours of research, design, and prayer. There is no shortage of scriptures on Peace in the Bible. My husband and I did a show in Ocean City last weekend and this deck of Peace was very well received. They are going quickly—some folks told us that they plan to include these scriptures in their daily prayers.
Use this Peace deck to play games OR use it for the daily hope and inspiration that these scriptures can provide. Visit the MIC store to view this deck as well as others.
Give a gift of inspiration this Christmas. Peace–it starts with us. Spread joy–let us all be a blessing to others. As the song promotes–Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
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