I recently learned that there is physics behind the quiet of a snowfall. Because snow falls slower than rain, it doesn't make an impact sound when landing. And the spaces that exist between the crystalline structure of the flakes, allows other sounds to be muffled. The result is the peace and quiet we experience at this time of year.
Peace and quiet is one thing, but what we really long for is the peace of lack off stress, conflict and pain in our lives. That peace is longed for by everyone - and it's something that is in short supply. All of our efforts cannot guarantee peace for us. But it's available when we turn to the one and only true source of peace!
As Paul instructed the church in Philippi,
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.
This Sunday, December 15, we'll continue our Advent series, "It's A Wonderful Life Because of Christmas" as we see how the Prince of Peace meets us in the midst of our difficulties and brings us His peace. I hope you'll be able to join us!
By the way, each Sunday our children are playing the bells as a part of our worship service. At 9:45, the kids practice the songs which they will play later. This means that every kid can play on any Sunday - just come for the rehearsal time. And parents can either help with rehearsal or join Pastor Jeff and the adults discussing how we can be better representatives of Jesus in the lives of our friends and family.
All Junior High and High School students are welcome to join us this coming Wednesday, December 18th, from 6:00-8:00, for our annual Christmas party hosted at Paul and Jill White's home (97D Poorman Creek Road, Twisp). Pizza, games, laughter, and surprizes. Bring a wrapped gift ($5-$10 value) that you wouldn't mind going home with... because you just might! Friends are welcome! Contact Pastor Jeff for more info (206-650-1557).
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church