Where Is Peace
For many, peace is found ocean-side, with the waves crashing, the breeze gently blowing and a 70-degree day with sunshine.
For others, it is family and those we love nearby, laughing, perhaps grilling burgers or hotdogs, and homemade ice cream.
Consider this – a severe thunderstorm is raging, the winds are howling, the rain is pelting the side of the mountain. If you were a leaf on that mountain, you’d be tossed to the four winds.
And if you look closer, you would see a crevice on the side of the mountain, and in the crevice, you find a mother bird sitting bravely on her nest, guarding her small brood of three freshly hatched babies.
As far as the hatchlings are concerned, they are at the center of peace and calm, for Mom is on duty.
How many times has your Mom-figure, or Dad-figure been on duty to keep you safe and at peace in the middle of a storm?
Peace is found when the storms rage, the unknown calls, or troubles knock on the door, and someone significant – a parent, a good friend, a minister, a God-presence, comes along and settles your heart and mind in the moment of terror.
That is about the best ‘peace’ I can think of.
P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope