Peace [pees] : 1) a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations 2) the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community;public order and security.
There are many places in the world where peace should be longed for. So here locally, I think a lot of people think that school, high school especially, is a “safe zone”, where kids can be who they are and not get antagonized. But it's just the opposite, kids are put down just for showing that they are different. School should be a place where there is a “mutual harmony”, because we are all there for the same reason. National places where we need peace is when it comes to the economy and education for kids. International things would be like disease outbreak (like Ebola) and all the wars that are happening everywhere.
I do believe that peace is possible, but someone is always going to have a different opinion. I think the peace of Christ is something that you just have to believe in. I try to put all my trust in Christ and I really try to give up all my worries to Him, because I know He has a plan for me, so I can have peace within in that. He is suppose to have died for all of our sins, so I feel like we should feel peace knowing that we can always rely in Him.
Written by a 10th grade student
What are some places you think need peace?
What does peace look like or feel like for you?
Do you believe that peace is possible? Why or why not?
Pray the rest of this week for places in the world- locally, nationally, and internationally- that need peace.
Spend time in prayer and meditation about what a world filled with the peace of Christ would look like and then find a way to hold on to that peace and a way to share that peace today.
*This devotional was inspired by and written using Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins. The Clarity Youth Ministry is grateful to have this incredible resource and encourage you to buy your own copy of the book to further your Advent study, which you can do by clicking here.