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Peace

Second Sunday

Read: Luke 2:14

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The authors of the book Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life tell the following story:

During the bombing raids of World War II, thousands of children were orphaned and left to starve. The fortunate ones were rescued and placed in refugee camps where they received food and good care. But many of these children who had lost so much could not sleep at night. They feared waking up to find themselves once again homeless and without food. Nothing seemed to reassure them. Finally, someone hit upon the idea of giving each child a piece of bread to hold at bedtime. Holding their bread, these children could finally sleep in peace. All through the night the bread reminded them, “Today I ate and I will eat again tomorrow.”

Most of us do not have firsthand experience of war. Most of us have never experienced the threat of homelessness or starvation. Most of us live our day-to-day lives with our physical needs met. But, spiritually, have you ever felt homeless? Hungry? Starving? Have you ever longed for real peace with God? Jesus, the Prince of Peace, is at work in our lives. When we take time to notice how He brought us peace today, we can trust He’ll bring us more peace tomorrow.

by Kelly Dycavinu

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Question: Name one thing from your day that brought you comfort or peace, made you happy, nourished your soul?

Together: Over the next six days, before bedtime, write on a piece of paper one thing that brought you comfort or peace, made you happy, or nourished your soul. Sleep with this under your pillow as a reminder of what Jesus has done and can do.

Prayer: Jesus, please bring peace to those at war, joy for those who are sad, and food for those who are hungry. Amen.

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Introduction to Face to Face: Advent Reflections

Quote from Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Matthew Linn.

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