RESTLESS

Restless

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isa. 9:6)

Jesus came to bring peace to the earth, but not the kind of peace most people would think. Actually, His life brought anything but peace in the natural world. All but one of His twelve disciples died a martyr’s death. Christ Himself was hated more than any man who has ever lived. Families have been split up, wars have been fought. Again, His life has brought anything but peace to this world. What kind of peace did Christ come to bring? He brought peace that comes from forgiveness of sins. He brought peace that comes from resigning to His sovereign plan. He brought peace that comes from deliverance from the foolish pleasures of this world. He is the Prince of Peace to those who have embraced His love. Here is another one of my Christmas poems. I hope you enjoy it.

HUNGRY HEART

Restless heart—you struggle so

Searching for repose

Looking for that place of rest

That rest man seldom knows

Lonely heart—You’re grieving so

When will the sadness end

You get back up to face the world

To just fall back again

Anxious Heart—You worry so

Your trust seems far away

Who can you trust when things go wrong

Who will you trust today

Ambitious heart—it never ends

Will there ever be a time

When you can stop this torrid rush

And place your hand in mine

Hungry heart has found its food

To still this longing soul

To satisfy the heart of man

To make the sinner whole

In Bethlehem, the house of bread

Not far from Calvary

I gave my life for you, my son

That you could feast on me

Today, your search for peace can be over; we can find our rest in Him. Remember the famous words of Augustine, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee”. You can come to Bethlehem today and feast on the Bread that comes from heaven. This is the place of rest. In the world there is no peace, but there is an amazing peace found in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

2 Replies to “RESTLESS”

  1. Truly do we seem to be in that state of mind. But in the midst of that storm we call life there is perfect peace! We as Christians are at war with the devil and his demons at all times! Yet the battle is the Lords! Also he won the war before the foundation of the world! But the battles must be played out in every persons life since the creation of humans until God establishes peace on earth! Rev.21-22.

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