Monday, December 24, 2012

Jesus Is Our Peace

On this, the night before Christmas, I sit and consider the Lord who came to this earth to bring us peace—not peace in the sense of the absence of chaos, but peace in the midst of chaos. With stress such a significant factor in the life of a nursing student I feel it necessary to remind myself, and many times other nursing students, that the Lord is our peace. He sustains us and gets us through. I know that the ominous unknown can bring anxiety, and I have experienced the bitter taste of disappointment, but I also know and am convinced that, in it all, the Lord is faithful. He is mighty to save (Zephaniah 3:17).

On the night Jesus was born, a multitude of the heavenly host praised God saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2: 14). That peace of which the angels spoke is for you and for me. When we trust Christ Jesus with our lives, He gives us His peace. Today, and every day, let us rejoice in the Lord and give our cares to the Him in prayer. If we do, He promises us that He will give us a peace that surpasses all understanding, which will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:4-7).  

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