Peace can come to us in many forms that the diversity of our created world offers. I took the above photo of several ranch horses contentedly munching on pasture grass. Oblivious to the shower they were getting from irrigated water, their skin and manes were wet in a cool reprieve from the hot weather. I watched the uncomplicated scene that gave back to me a feeling of peace.... a state of momentary being, I guess. A space in time absent to the motion of doing, where there is no right or wrong with no thoughts behind me or ahead of me in a racing mind that wants to chatter. Just simply watching.
There is a peace that passes all understanding as stated in scripture, Philippians 4:7 - perhaps that is why it is so difficult to attach a word description of the feeling of peace. Perhaps we really are the conduit of peace for it is God, who is Peace. John 14:27 (NLT) ... "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." The beginning prayer of St. Francis of Assisi states... make me a channel of Your Peace. Perhaps, if we learned to become that channel and open our clogged minds and hearts, we could experience God's gifting of that spirit of peace that was meant to flow within and without.
|A rose is a rose is a rose...|
In conclusion, watch this special YouTube video in presentation of the hymn, "Make me a Channel of Your Peace".... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE9std-lwXQ
Until we meet again on Monday, June 20th at The Turn-Up Patch...