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Our Peace in Busyness

Bible Reading: Luke 10:38-42

I have come to the conclusion that we are all on overload. The whole world is in a tizzy. Our minds are bombarded with too much information on a steady basis. Our calendars are filled to the brim. There is no way we can keep up with all that the world offers. Even our grandchildren’s schedules are too heavy for young ones to carry.

I recently saw a piece on TV, stressing that children need to just “play.” Remember when kids came home from school, had a snack, and just had fun with their friends? No pressures to go somewhere every day after school. No fears of being kidnapped or killed at school.

I know we can’t compare those years with now, but let’s face it, sooner or later we will pay the price for carrying such heavy loads. There used to be only a few choices of things to buy and places to go. Now we stand in big stores and wonder which department to go to first. No easy job with so many choices available. And to top it off, new products come out each day, and technology becomes obsolete from week to week.

But there is one thing that remains constant amidst all the turmoil. The Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) He is our Peace in the midst of all life’s storms. Isn’t it reassuring to know that He is faithful, merciful, truthful, and always available—not bound by time, and able to be everywhere at once!

Prayer: Lord, when we’re too busy, we can’t hear your small, still voice revealing your plans to us. Please help us to slow down. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.