I wrote a song not too long ago and the chorus simple states the previously written line. I have grown accustomed to living in a city, state, and country that is driven by a two letter word “if.”
What if I lose my job? What if I get sick? What if my child gets sick? What if I get in an accident? What if I get hurt? What if… You get the picture. This is the same reason why life, health, home, and accident insurance is a multi-billion dollar business. We even have a little duck telling us we need supplimental insurance to fill the gaps that the other insurance coverage “purposely” misses. Sad times.
Throw this in with the fact that there are more clinically depressed people, more suicides executed, more suicides attempted, more homocides and more violent crimes in our country than any other industrialized country in the world and you realize we have some problems.
So I want to yell to the top of my lungs, “Peace, be still.” This is the phrase that Jesus made famous after being awaken on a boat full of his closes friends. They somehow thought that even with Him on the boat they were going to die a.k.a. perish (Matthew 8:25).
Of course, Jesus sprang into action and without skipping a beat calmed the seas and stopped the wind from blowing. The rain even stopped falling. It all happened with these three words. I know we’ve been told by Hallmark and through the lyrics of Hal David that what the world needs now is Love. I would interject that this LOVE can be supplied best in the form of Peace.
So I’m petitioning the 280 million people in our country that call themselves Christians to help themselves (and somebody else) find some peace today. Actually, you don’t have to be a Christian to try to help someone else. Whoever you are and whatever you believe seek peace. Pray, intercede, whatever you need to do. Desperate times call for desperate messures. Even if it is as simple as giving someone a hug today and telling them, “Everything is going to be alright.” Or, my favorite, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” I adjure you to share a little peace today.
P.S. Don’t ask me to sing the song I wrote, lol. (I’m not a singer).