IMAGINE GOD speaking these words to you:
PEACE. BE STILL. And the winds obeyed.
Be now as the winds.
You are my child.
I knew you long before you were knit in your mother’s womb.
Peace. Be still. My breath brings form to dust.
You were created a little lower than the angels,
created in my image.
You are my child. Peace. Be still.
Be as these winds, exhaled.
Wait on me, and I will give you rest.
The ninety-nine I would leave to find you.
The fall of a sparrow catches flight in my loving eye.
With my words, the worlds were.
My voice is small, still.
The waters know the sound of my voice and are stilled.
Wait on me, be renewed, and rise.
– by Mark Dugger
devozine, November/December 2012
From page 12 of devozine, the devotional lifestyle magazine for teens. Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
In what area of your life do you need God’s peace? Share your thoughts.
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you..
Isaiah 43:3, NRSV
This Week: pray for those young children. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember Emily Balch (January 11).
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