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Week 2:: Peace

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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Colossians 3:15



Peace, the absence of strife.   We cannot find peace in too many places, in our world, today.  We talk of peace; nations want it, and people want it.  Everyone is looking for something that will give peace.  We have so many things in our day that can cause us stress and worry.  Our health, finances, relationships; they all can steal our peace, even as Christians.  This is true particularly at Christmas.  Just when we should be celebrating The Prince of Peace we find our own peace gone.   We forget that only God can truly give peace.  He does not provide peace for the world, but he can give peace for our soul in the midst of the storms of this life.  As we travel back to that very first Christmas, we see a scene that could very easily steal peace.  Just at a time when they should have been planning the arrival of a baby; Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem. Wow!  That situation would be sure to stress me out.  I’m read…