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Second Candle of Advent 2020: Peace

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

Peace - Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

The Biblical view of "peace" is not merely the absence of war or violence. It is well-being -- deep well-being.

Peace is reconciliation and healing. It is the ability to discover and experience joy in the midst of pain, quiet in the midst of chaos, beauty in the midst of ugliness and meanness.

In Advent it is crucial that we not only seek such peace for ourselves and our loved ones, but for our neighbors and the world. Advent is a special time for peacemaking in addition to decorating, shopping, wrapping, and cooking.

As we light the second candle of advent, may God's peace be with you!!


Grace to You and Peace

As the world spins out of control

Grace to you and peace

Vanity overwhelms

Grace to you and peace

Strength betrays and power corrupts

Grace to you and peace

Patience wanes and cries go unheard

Grace to you and peace

Pride turns inward and bitter

Grace to you and peace

News wears us down

Grace to you and peace

Grace to you

And peace



Be sure to let your family and friends know that the Colchester Area Advent Series will be broadcast every Sunday evening in Advent at 5:pm on LCATV (Cable Channel 15).


.Peace be with you,

Pastor Russ


Candle photo credit: Photo by Amelie Niklas Ohlroggie

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