There is Still Peace on Earth!

Wow, it's been awhile. First there was starting homeschooling for the first time and then God blessed our church with our very own building! Mercy! Just when I thought life couldn't possible get any busier, we moved. Our church allowed us to move into one side of the building. This has been a blessing to us and to the church.

Our building is located on the edge of town. We have five acres surrounded by forest. What a view! Our foyer has a beautiful, big bay window. This picture was taken two weeks ago while the kids were watching to see if anyone would be able to come to church after the snow storm we had the night before.

They look so peaceful. We've all heard, "a picture is worth a thousand words." When I look at this picture I forget about how crazy that morning had been. It had been snowing since Thursday and the city forgot about plowing our little road. About another eight inches had fallen during the night and Keith had been shoveling snow for three days. (Praise the Lord, we now have a snow blower!) It was our Missions Sunday and we weren't sure if we were even going to be able to have service. Needless to say, Keith was tired and sore and I was getting a little frustrated with the situation. Then I came downstairs to see this. All three children sitting quietly AT THE SAME TIME watching the snow fall.

How often do we get caught up in the little details of life and forget to take time to see the beauty God has put right in front of our eyes? God knows how crazy our days can be. Christ experienced the weakness of humanity. And so, God places around us reminders of His love and care. Visual lessons to bring us back to a place of peace. If only we would take the time to look. God wants you to see Him today; to feel the warmth of His love.

Christmas is a crazy time. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. And instead of a reminder of God's love and forgiveness, snow becomes a cold, wet nuisance. Take the time to see the beauty of the season today. Remember... We may not have world peace, but we can have peace in the world.

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Deborah said...

Amen! As much as I wasn't looking forward to the snow coming, it sure is beautiful...but then I'm not the one who has to shovel it!
Nice to hear from you again.

Anonymous said...

Oh it is so nice to hear form you again Julie. God bless you all!


Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Wonderfully said! I absolutely love that picture. You should use it for a Christmas card. So glad to see you back.
Question for you? Did you know that the Canadian Conference (not sure what they call it?) is in Edmonton this year? Will you guys get to come? It would be so nice to meet you all.

J.H said...

I think I've been missing on action for awhile too, and I really missed your entry. Hope everything goes smoothly on your side despite supercold weather lately.

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