The busyness of this time of year often leads us searching for peace. We all want true peace. The kind of peace that calms hearts and minds, unites families, and strengthens communities of faith. The kind of peace that surrounds and sustains when health fails, or when we are feeling overwhelmed.
Real peace is knowing that when the world offers us everything but peace, Jesus is our peace. By God’s grace, His Spirit is with us and reminding us that we are on this journey of life together with a community of faithful followers.
So, if we want true peace, we need to do faith with friends. We need to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE Jesus and worship together. We need to pray for and encourage each other. We need to care for one another with kindness and compassion. We need to live life together.
I like the Message paraphrase of Paul’s advice to the Colossians:
“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” (Colossians 3:15-17)
Thank you for being the friends and family of LifeSongs with whom we can share our faith and lift up others in worship with praise. Your faithful gift fills us with hope and allow us to testify to God’s Goodness in everything! You have helped LifeSongs encourage multiple generations!
May the Lord bless and encourage you as you SEEK to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE Him and live your faith with friends. Wishing you Peace and Love this Christmas!