Advent Devotionals: Tuesday, December 9

Polly Hanks

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.