Monday, September 21, 2009

Peace! What is peace... really? Does anyone know?

When  our beloved Rhonda Roo decided to extend the UN's World Day Of Peace to the blogishpere I was a bit of a fence sitter. Not sure what I would post about PEACE. This is what I said in my email to her:
"Peace Party, I've been thinking about that and I'm not sure what I'd post for peace. Not that I'm not for peace because I most definitively am, but when I think in terms of peace I think things like lions laying down with lambs and birdies pulling on kitty cat noses without being eaten or swiped, and people being nice to each other. Telling my friend that I like her sweater and her giving it to me without reservation...of course I would always let her borrow it whenever she chose."

But what in the world is TRUE PEACE?

 Since the Bible is my favorite book to read I thought I would do a word search and find out how many times it came up. There were 384 references, which doesn't seem like a lot considering how large a book it is, but those references hold such depth and meaning.
Here are a few examples"

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

“ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

So we see that we can have peace during trials, peace in our hearts, and peace when we hear the Good News or just good news.

Now the God of peace be with you all.
Romans 15:33

I hope you all have a day filled with PEACE!!!!!

xoxo Cori


sherry ♥ lee said...

Peace is something personal to us all. But if we work towards being Peaceful within ourselves and extending that Peace to others, the possibility exists for it to grow and flourish in multitudes. You've chosen some beautiful verses from the Bible for your post.

Deborah said...

Peace be with you, my beloved friend!!! Amen!

ellen b. said...

I definitely want God's peace in my life and I'm glad we can have it through Jesus Christ. Hope you have a peaceful day, too, Cori!

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Anonymous said...

See Ms. Cori G? I knew you knew Peace. And you provided an important and unique perspective!

That picture is dreamy peaceful bliss.

(and isnt it funny? Ms. Constance @ Rochambeau had the same thoughts of lion and lamb!) Great minds they say....

THANK YOU Lovely one for Thinking Peace-y thoughts today and riding the Peace Train!

Love you!!
XOXOXO Rhonda Roo

Barbara said...

Excellent post; I couldn't have said it better... People go looking for peace, but don't find it until they bow to The Prince of Peace... How wonderful to know that our hope is in the Lord; that brings peace to my heart... Thanks for acknowledging the true source of real, authentic, and eternal peace!

Hugs, Barb

Ces said...

Cori this is beautiful and a perfect tribute to peace, although I may also say, you could have posted your picture! Why? because you are a person of peace especially when I tried to take Milo away from you and I tried to fake a tantrum, you just held your ground with great admiration and dignity and not a mean word. Heheheeh! Peace to you Cori!

rochambeau said...

Hi Cori,
Happy World Peace Day!
All the verses you picked are great. Peace reminds me of the abundant life. When a person feels balanced, they have love to share~out to the world. Thank you for your post!


Cori G. said...

Oh Ces, you are so sweet, but I have to admit I'm not at peace with my face. Every time I look in the mirror it's fluffier then I remember. I have giant gray streaks where once there was red, not to mention I've lost half the hair on my head ;-O! Alas, one day you will see the fluffy little girl I have come to be, but until then will you still like me? Ha ha ha!!!

xoxo Cori

Oh, it was fun playing tug-of-war with you and Milo...I hope your resting your hands!!!!!

Ces said...

Cori, thanks for watching out for me over at my place. I thought Deborah did my laundry, not hers! That Deorah! It's a good thing you are around/

WHUT? WHUT? Who says peace has physical requirements and what are they? No greys? ACK! I am disqualified. Oh Cori, isn't it funny? The blogs give us an impression of people and you know what? you are always this beautiful woman to me.

grey like snuffie said...

So very thankful for peace within no matter what the circumstances of life the deepest sigh of contentment as the cares of the world depart our bodies...ahh, peace dear Cori, peace.