12 Days of Christmas: Peace

(photo by L.C. Nottaasens. http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnera/)

So how do you enjoy peace during this season of parties and shopping? When days blur by and you feel like you’re running behind schedule as Christmas approaches?

How about spending some quiet moments between you and the Lord while driving?

I call it…drive your way to peace of mind…rather than driving to lose your mind.

Traffic? No problem. It means you get to spend more time talking to the Lord.

So while you drive today, write “pray while driving” on your hand or a piece of paper to stick on your dashboard. And ask Christ for His peace to come upon you – and be with you all day long.

As you get filled up with His peace, it will remind you of  the great gift of His birth. He’s the Mighty Counselor. The source of everlasting peace! There is nothing like His peace on Earth. So thank Him – every day!

And let Him know what you’re anxious about during these holidays:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 6-7, NIV)

As a Christian, Christmas is your special time of the year to celebrate Christ’s love for you and others. We are truly blessed to be able to talk to Him like a friend and receive His gift of peace.

These are truths to remember and share with others. It’s the Good News that  Food for the Hungry’s (FH) staff brings to people around the world.

For those who have lived their lives feeling worthless, anxious and forgotten living in poverty, FH’s staff shares Christ’s message of their true worth. How He is with them through every moment of suffering. And how He wants to help relieve their pain.

In Rwanda, FH is working to help restore hope to people who experienced the  genocide 20 years ago. Through Christ’s truth, FH is working with Rwandans to build communities through agriculture, water, health and education projects.

Today, you and your children can read how Rwandans celebrate Christmas in FH’s 12 Days of Christmas children’s e-book. We hope it will help you to see how people around the world cherish Christ’s birth.

And I also hope that you when you drive today, you will take time to ask and receive His gift of peace into your heart. As you experience His peace, you’ll serve as a light to others in the hustle and bustle of the season.



About Renee Targos

Renee is a former journalist and editor for national arts and business publications. As a writer for Food for the Hungry, Renee explores and reports on the work and relationships of partners, FH staff and impoverished communities.

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