Peace is today’s word for the Advent photo of the day. I thought long and hard, as the obvious choice for me would be to sneak into get a picture of my children sleeping. But instead I finished sorting through my email after 10 days away and poured myself a cup of tea. No one is in the office Tuesday and it is quiet.
I have a little Christmas music on and I exhaled. I also put it in my favorite mug, it is my “tree of life” mug. Whenever I drink from it I am reminded that there is just as much beneath the surface of life as there is above. Peace comes from the roots. A tree could be chaotic on the outside and yet remain rooted and firm on the inside. A tree could also be blown over if the insides are not deeply rooted.
And so it goes with peace. Peace comes from within, it is not the absence of chaos, it is being firmly rooted in the midst of it.