Saturday, January 30, 2010

Praying for Peace



My mom recently sent me one of our church's old hymnals. I was perusing it the other day and found one of my all time favorite hymns "Be Still My Soul." I think that is one of my favorite songs because it asks what I find myself often asking for: peace. Maybe it is my uptight nature, or I just haven't reached the point of where I have found peace, or perhaps it is a state of mind. I find myself angrier and fighting more often than I find myself content and peaceful. One thing I have learned here: many people are looking for peace; you can protect people from all types of external forces but you cannot protect people from themselves. I think many times their problems are in direct correlation with their lack of peace.


wayside wanderer said...

Very insightful thoughts from your son. You must be very proud of him. I love the prayer and am going to copy it in my journal. God bless you and yours.

GretchenJoanna said...

I sent the link to your son's blog, to my son, also in the Army, but stateside at the moment.

Pom Pom said...

We can't "peace" ourselves, can we? It's beyond us, out of our reach. I'm thankful that it does come, a gift undeserved.