ADVENT: Peace & Chaos
This week, we focus on Peace. Real peace comes only from God and allows us to trust in His promises and find rest, even through a world of chaos.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
As we approach Christmas, it’s safe to say that many of us are not where we expected to be. We entered 2020 with sentiments of “our year” with visions of new life. World Race alumni had just returned from the mission field with renewed vision for life at home as many new Racers boarded flights to start the 11-month journey of a lifetime.
From bringing home over 500 World Racers in March to redeploying teams in the US to sheltering in place for months, we’ve only scratched the surface of a year with more than its share of isolation and disappointment. (This blog from Ryan, one World Race alum, shares some perspective.)
And we may wonder where God is in all of this, what He’s doing or when He is going to show up.
As we sort through our own disappointment and unmet expectations, we find our rest in God who has been here through it all. We hope this song will help you remember that He is our peace in chaos.
Written by: Holli Scott
You are my rest
and what my heart longs for
You are my peace
in the chaos surrounding me
Worthy, worthy, worthy God
Day and night, night and day
the angels sing Your praise
They don’t worry
they just keep on singing