12.22.2011

Jesus Prince of Peace


"The people who walk in darkness
      will see a great light.
   For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
      a light will shine...

 For a child is born to us,
      a son is given to us.
   The government will rest on his shoulders.
      And he will be called:
   Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace."

                           ~Isaiah 9: 2, 6

Dearest Jesus,

You offer me peace.

In the last minute hustle of christmas shopping.  
When clerks are rude and customers are rowdy.  
In the frantic holiday baking and the merry present making.  
When my house is a mess and my sinus is dripping. 

You offer me peace.

In my mad dash of wrapping and secretive stashing.
When my kids eat all the sugar cookies and are driving me batty.
Through stubborn winter colds and piles of dirty clothes.
When the husband works late and the babies stay awake.

You offer me peace.

Hands held out, Your gift to me.

And I receive you with joy.

My Prince.

My Peace.


*written and posted Dec. 2010

6 comments:

Leslie @ top of the page said...

such lovely words tonight...tonight i too was thinking about jesus as our prince of peace. and how we sometimes have to wait for peace. he doesn't always deliver it on cue. all the waiting in the Christmas story reminds me that sometimes, we are called to wait for peace, expectantly, and full of hope. merry christmas to you :)

thewindhover said...

amen, amen! truly, the peace that the Lord gives us with Jesus Christ transcends understanding. What an incredible gift. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

praise the prince of peace!!!
merry christmas joye!
xox

Sarah said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for the wonderful of reminder of the real reason for Christmas =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Yes...He is! Love to you this Christmas and in the coming year...be blessed, my beautiful friend.

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