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Dec 4: Hope, Joy and Peace


“You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.” – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me. In the world you will have hardship, but be courageous: I have conquered the world. – John 16:33

The Christmas picture radiates joy.
The spirit of the season shines through.
I have not seen a white Christmas.
But the feeling of peace is felt.

A winter wonderland on the outside.
Children building snowmen, young and old.
Toboggans and sleigh rides, laughter in the air.
Darkness nowhere to be found.

The Christmas at home is evergreen.
Sunny days filled with baking and shopping.
Spring cleaning and painting the house.
Wrapping the gifts and decorating the tree.

Greeting cards bring us glad tidings.
Ones with the Star of Bethlehem.
The infant Jesus in the manger.
Of a bright and peaceful night.

A white Christmas or a sunny one.
Palm trees or a Christmas tree.
With the absence of fear and war.
Embracing the presence of peace, I thank God.

Please continue to share with friends, for the World needs our prayers.
Peace be with you. Amen.

By C.E. Pereira