Wednesday, July 4

plant peace

Last night as I was putting the littles to bed, all we could hear were fireworks going off within the neighboring woods. People were indeed enjoying some early celebrating. The sounds outdoors caused us to talk about how we live in a country where those aren't scary noises - although a dog we once had would tremble and run for cover piddling as she ran! - but joyful noises of celebration and fun. There are countries where similar sounds will produce great fear as bullets or bombs are threatening the lives of people. It is hard to imagine living in such a way, isn't it, as we take the freedom and security found in America basically for granted. Our bedtime prayers were transformed to not only prayers of heartfelt gratefulness, but also prayers for those around the world who lived in fear.

As long as the enemy roams the earth, there will be unrest, conflict, and battles found as there has been since the beginning of human life. There is only true peace found in one place - "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:7

May you enjoy the celebrations found around our nation today in the form of parades, picnics, and pyrotechnics! And may your heart PRAISE Him for His PEACE!

Tammy ~@~

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