Advent Devotional: Saturday, December 14

Summer Quinn, Age 11

Saturday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 14, 2013


When I hear the word, “PEACE” at Christmas-time, I automatically think of the peace present during the birth of Jesus.  A calm, silent, peaceful night.  Then I think of what peace means today.  Everyday a chaotic situation seems to slip it’s way into most people’s lives.

As a child, my everyday schedule is the following:
-go to school
-go to extracurricular activities (academic team, dance & piano lessons, etc.)
-do packets of homework
-eat dinner
-clean room & do chores
-etc., etc.
As an adult, you may be:
-working constantly
-providing for family
-performing the niche of the role you play
-taking children to their activities
-etc., etc.
At one point in time you’ve probably asked yourself,  “CAN TODAY GET ANY BUSIER?”
Then another unexpected twist of chaos seems to occur!  It seems like peace isn’t something given time for during everyday life.
What I find amazing is that the ONE DAY when there was that STAR shining as bright as possible—the DAY Jesus was born…there was complete peace in the manger.  AMAZING!
If there was time for peace when BC (before Christ) became BC, then there is time for peace in our lives today, even when it seems IMPOSSIBLE.  We just need to devote time for it, and devote time to Christ!

“I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift  the world cannot give.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.”  John 15:27