Tuesday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 9, 2014
Peace I leave with you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
Meet God in the Morning (poem by an unknown World War II soldier)
I met God in the morning when my day was at its best;
His presence came like sunshine, like glory in my breast.
All day long His presence lingered; all day long He stayed with me
And we sailed the perfect calmness over a very troubled sea.
Other ships were torn and battered; other ships were sore distressed,
But the wind that seemed to drive them brought me peace and rest.
Then I thought of other mornings with keen remorse of mind
When I too lost the mornings with this presence left behind.
So I think I learned the secret, learned through many a troubled way;
You must meet God in the morning if you want Him through the day.
Prayer: Dear Lord, may we find peace and comfort knowing you are with us and may we share it and your love to all around us. Amen.