The 12th wonder of Christmas

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Jn. 14:27

Sometimes we receive a gift and never take it out of the box. Or perhaps, like the four food processor blades I’ve never tried, we use the gift but don’t actually discover everything it can do. Like all God’s gifts, this peace cannot be returned or exchanged but we can settle for less than full functionality. So many things in our lives and in our world can cause unrest in our minds and hearts, but no matter what is going on, this peace is a gift we can unpack and enjoy right now. Jesus is our peace and in Him and through Him our minds and hearts experience abundance, rest, and joy.

May Christ’s gift of peace of mind and heart be an out-of-the-box experience for each of you this Christmas!