“I will leave in your midst a people humble and lowly
who shall teach you to take refuge in God’s peace.”
Inspired by Zephaniah 3:13
Once again, I’ve been blessed by a perceptive and empathetic soul. The truth is that I can’t begin to tell you how often others have made all of the difference in the world to me. Their kindness is always particularly helpful at just the right moments on particularly tough days. The past 273 days of Year 2020 have been just such days! Still, more often that I dared ever to have expected, someone has responded to my misery with the perfect antidote.
As I prepare for Christmas and look with hope to New Year 2021, I’m going to try to emulate the kind souls who’ve helped me by bringing a bit of peace to those I meet along the way. Though I won’t be mingling with crowds of any size anywhere, I do meet others over the phone, via email, while hurrying in and out of the grocery store and down the block. I hear daily pleas on behalf of those in need of so many things. I’m going to respond as often as I can however I can. As you make your way through these trying days, I hope you’ll join me in doing the same.
I can tell you from personal experience that we humans are quite adept at sharing bits of peace on earth when we put our minds and our hearts to it!
Loving God, as we prepare for Christmas and the coming year, help us to bring your peace to everyone we meet along the way.
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