Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, December 20, 2015


                             P - promise
                             E - ease
                             A - acceptance
                             C - contentment & calm
                             E - equable

“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV) 

Peace on earth, goodwill toward men!

Peace be with you! 
And also with you!

Lips speak peace, 
yet hearts tremble with fear.

Agitation, difficulty, torment, trials,
Stress, turmoil, troubles, dread, anxiety……
Anything but peace exists on earth.

News, gossip, reality, 
Eyes and ears see and hear violence, discord, disorder, hate,
When all the while, hearts yearn…..
Hearts desire calm, quiet, serenity, tranquility. 
Why, oh why is life like this?
Why can’t we all get along?

Afraid and anxious, humans lose heart 
Until peace reigns within. 
God declares strength in quietness and trust.
Jesus reveals salvation in repentance and rest.

But we won’t and don’t.

Distrust prompts worry.
Anxiety triggers stress.
Fear produces unrest.
Peace is missing.

But peace can be found.
Seek and solicit peace from the Peacemaker.
Sit in the quiet of a day or night. 
Allow intense breathing to still your body and soul.
Hear the powerful roar of silence.
Live for the moment in hushed tones.

Believe and receive, in repentance and rest, the salvation of our Savior Jesus Christ.
He is the Prince of Peace.
His salvation has come to all of mankind.

Peace came.
Peace is here.
Peace reigns forever.

Yes, the Prince of Peace reigns now and forever,
In believing and receiving hearts.
Offer repentance.
Experience rest.
Acquire salvation.
Obtain peace.

Peace came.
Peace is here.
Peace reigns forever.

Sit in silence.
Rest in serenity.
Be still and know He is God.
Encounter peace and quiet,
And give praise.

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:14)

For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing, Isaiah 30:15 (NASB)

“I am not at ease, nor am I quiet,
And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes.” Job 3:26 (NASB)

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. Proverbs 12:20 (NIV)

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14 (NIV)

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly. Psalm 85:8 (NIV)

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 (NIV)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 (NIV)

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NASB)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Roman 16:20 (NIV)

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:38 (NASB)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Debbie you always have such wonderful graphics with content that glows. This is so timely especially because the holiday season has its own woes and joy. In here lies words that comfort the heart and provide direction for the soul. Thank you my dear sister.