I like signs. The trend of the past few years that uses simple text signs to prompt moods or thinking has been a boon for me. Or for the stores that I shop! I have several that I bought for Christmastime that remain on display all year.
One is a sign that says “peace”.
It wouldn’t be difficult to make your own: simply buy the letters of wood or papermache; glue them to a wooden stand and spray paint them.
Of course, people who love to craft and paint could probably decoupage or decorate them in all sorts of ways, but I like the plain painted look. The one I own is made of metal, but other signs, one that says rejoice is papermache, painted gold.
Is Peace Easy Or Hard To Achieve?
If you find the answer, tell me.
It can be both, and seems to depend most upon the willingness of those involved in the process.
For personal peace, peace within oneself, it seems as easy as the desire to receive it rather than achieve it.
I used to think that the Bible’s “peace that passes understanding” was something difficult and fleeting. Something that would come out of nowhere and disappear as quickly. But this peace is something given. It is retained by allowing it to stay (abide). It comes as a byproduct of the gift of Christ.
There are no tricks, methods, or complicated steps to take to this state of mind, and condition of heart.
â€œPeace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. It is not as the world gives that I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not let it be afraid.â€
The element of the sign of peace in my household is just a set of letters, but they contain a reminder to settle my mind on what Christ has given.
The angels announced its beginning: we are reconciled to God. He has made peace with us.
Carols To Sing
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Oh, Holy Night