I admit it. I love cozy things. Those of you who know me well knew the word 'cozy' would appear on my blog page sometime!! I love sitting in front of a fire place. I love hot chocolate. I love snowy days when you're stuck in and get to spend lots of time with your family. I love soft warm blankets. I love hot soup and warm sweaters on a chilly fall day. I think that I love these things because they say to me 'family'. I think of these things, and I think of the people I love.
But let's be realistic. Life isn't always cozy, as much as I'd like it to be. Things get busy. Today was one of those days. My husband left for church ahead of us because he was preaching this morning. The kids and I got lunch in the crock pot and followed after him. We sat through Sunday School and church (with an exceptionally good message ;) and then rushed home to grab some lunch. I left a half hour later to drive over to a Bible Quiz I was coaching that took most of the afternoon. On my way home, a verse from the quiz kept playing in my mind. "My peace I give to you". That was Jesus talking. He was talking to me. His peace He gave to me.
Even when I can't feel it. Even when I can't see it around the piles of dirty laundry, the potty training, the dirty diapers, and all of the training sessions. He is with me even in the 'busy-ness' of life. In the dishes that need washed. In the meals that need prepared. In the house that needs cleaned.
And, even with all of that, we can also work hard to find those extra-special 'peace' moments. Like the devotional time with my husband each evening. Like curling up with Cosette on the couch in the morning before Daddy leaves and reading her 'bubbles' (bible stories). Like holding sleeping Elias in my arms and realizing how blessed I am to have him.
"My peace I give you" In every aspect of my life, Jesus is right there with me. Through the good times, and the not so good times. Even when a fire-place and slippers are miles away, my true 'coziness' is always there.
Soooo.................how do you experience the peace of Jesus in your life? Is it through the conversations with co-workers that you have about Christ? Is it the nearness of God even in the midst of a Biology class in college?
Take the time to find it. "My peace I give to you" He left it for us to enjoy. No matter what your day looks like tomorrow , work hard to find the peace.
So, if this post made absolutely no sense, I apologize. It's just what's going through my head at the moment. But right now, it's bed-time, and I'm going to find that 'peace' in a good night's sleep :)