With all the chaos that ensued today, I was encouraged to find consolation with my friends on social media. One particular item that was shared was a song released today by Steven Curtis Chapman, “A Desperate Benediction”. On his Youtube introduction of the song, he says in part, ” . . . ultimately, I believe that true peace…the peace that transcends all understanding and guards our hearts and minds…comes from the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ. So it is with a heavy yet hopeful heart that I share this new song with you…as a prayer…a cry…a Desperate Benediction for all of us….praying for peace, and praying that it starts with me, with you, with each of us.” I listened to the beautiful song. Then I realized that I had worn all day my shirt that says, “Peace” and had thrown on my scarf that said the same thing as I went out doing errands. I guess I was advocating for peace even before the craziness started at the capitol.
I Found God today in a beautiful song reminding me that peace begins with me.