Serenity. Peace. Where do we find it? In the sometimes troubled living of our days, we all seek peace.
My daughter, Becky Loar, wrote a Faith Breeze one morning while sitting in her peaceful place near her home. I love it when my children share my vision of Faith Breezes and send them along to me. Listen...do you hear the birds...feel the breeze? These are her words:
"I love to come to this park. It is right in the middle of an active city, but the park itself is so serene. Birds chirping, a beautiful pond with koi fish, and lots of tree cover which makes it cool in the summer. The trees are what is the most enticing for me. As I sit under this huge tree cover listening to the sounds of life all around me, I am reminded that it must've taken a LONG time for these trees to grow to this height. For the birds and wildlife to trust its serenity in the midst of an active city, and to make their home there.
Many times we get so caught up in the hustle of the next thing, striving for more education, advancements at work, etc, that we forget to plan ourselves. We need to remain grounded so that God can grow us with strong roots and bring us to serenity in our own lives."
For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm in your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
(Colossians 2:5-7 NIV)