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Imagine Peace

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How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace … Isaiah 52.7

A friend shared a thought-provoking quote with me at coffee this week. It was to the effect that change can never happen if it’s never even considered. That is the starting block for any change, and that takes imagination! That is what it will take for any kind of peace to take over in this world of never ending conflict– first we must Imagine Peace.

Advent 2023 is a perfect time for us to listen for a word from God as blocks to build a foundation for peace in our homes, neighborhoods, and the world. We are invited to imagine peace and then work with God and our neighbors to carry that peace into our world.

Our work toward peace is a joint project and all are needed to participate. As the saying goes, let there be peace, and let it begin with me. It starts with each of us in our minds, in our hearts, in our souls. Imagine peace in your own heart, with your friends and family, with neighbors and strangers, with those with whom you disagree, and peace can circle out from there into cities and states and countries and the whole globe!

As we seek to rejoice in our weary world, we trust that God is guiding our feet into the way of peace. I hope that we will find ways to be little rays of sunshine in the darkness and that God will use this season to draw us closer as we imagine a new way for peace in the world.

Imagine peace, Pastor Andrea