Peace Perseveres

Peace is not merely the absence of conflict, preferable as that might be.

Peace rests not in our circumstances or our reputation or our potential, as much as we might like for it to.

Peace is, instead, found in and founded on the promises of God, especially the promise that came through the prophet, the promise of Immanuel, God with us.

In this way peace is akin to hope, looking beyond immediate circumstances and persevering even in the midst of conflict, knowing that though sorrow may last for a night, joy will come with the morning.

 

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