Peace. What is it? I find it hard to find one word that can have so many meanings or implications. Peace/war, Peace/disturbance, peace/unrest.
Peace can be as complex as a world issue between countries and it can be as simple as trying to rest while your next door neighbor is making noise. It can be a mental issue of “being at peace” with a decision. It can be a blessing of “peace” over a family; a prayer against strife between family members.
We all desire peace. We want peace and quiet. We want nations to get along but we live in troubling times. I see the pictures of dead children in Syria and my heart breaks. I want to go in and remove the guilty parties but who are they and how do we do that? How do you bring peace to a region that has never lived in peace? We watch the turmoil there and enter unrest thousands of miles away.
We pray for peace and we hope . . .