INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

TL 9-21 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

9-21 DEAR GOD GRANT US PEACE

Today’s special day strikes a very dark, minor, sad chord in my soul. Today is INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. – William Ewart Gladstone

My first instinct was to turn away from it. I could write something fluffy and light – and maybe that is what you would rather read, I don’t know. But something made me come back to it, I suppose because I have prayed that God would intervene and grant us peace on this ol’ earth. In the meantime, we just have to ask that God keep the flame of God’s Holy Spirit burning in our souls no matter what.

I know you’ve prayed for the same thing. You’ve let me know you are praying. We’ve agreed together in prayer for peace on planet earth. We always ask and end our prayers with “Thy will be done” though. So be it. We keep being the people God wants us to be and we keep praying for His will.

It would have been easier to write about the many times my husband and I have played mini-golf. How he keeps score – and always wins (I find that very suspicious in nature – hmm) but the International Day of Peace is pulling at my mind. I want peace so badly and feel so sad because there are those who just want to kill because everyone is not like them.

I don’t understand people who can not live and let live. Of course I want to share my faith, but I do not condemn any who don’t choose to accept it. I’m sad, but I do not say you have to perish by my hand if you refuse it. That’s God’s call to make – not mine.

There are 12 presidents in Africa who credit a Peace Corps volunteer with starting them on the path to the presidency.  – Carrie Hessler-Radelet

He’s your judge, not me. There’s just one answer. We need to PRAY FOR PEACE. 🙂

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