Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Praying for joy and peace

Mary Ann & Ruth Ella
Our two little girls are full of joy, smiles seem to come across their faces without a thought. They bring our family such happiness. In the past few days I have soaked them in a little deeper, and thought about how they have no fear or worry. Their hearts are full of 'pure' joy. I know that at this time of year many people are not so joyful, and in light of the 'great' loss in Newtown, Connecticut joy seems hard to come by this season. Our prayers are with them, we cannot even begin to imagine what these families and friends are going through. I do know that there is hope in this dark world in which we live, and our hope, faith, and trust is with Him, Jesus. May we all continue to pray for Christ strength, comfort, and peace to all who are hurting whether it's from loss, sickness, finances, or stress/fear.

 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 

 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for the Newtown families. "My peace I give to you" - that is what Jesus said, wherever he went.

My fervent prayer is that the Newtown families find peace.

Merry Christmas and God's peace to your beautiful family during this holiday season.

Rosie

Beth said...

Such beautiful happy girls! Cannot believe how big they are getting!

Momma Bug said...

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your sweet words commenting on my blog.
I am thankful to be reminded that this pregnancy will o by fast. I have good "easy" pregnancies, but I am one of the ilk that would rather be holding my baby in my arms :-D I feel much more pregnant than 6+ months and "next year" seems too far away. I should know by now that the other side comes and blows by as only a memory, but I can't help but remember labor in all its fresh fury.
Why can't I remember the part where I always say "That wasn't so bad!"?
That doesn't stick with me as much.HA!

Your little daughters are just darling, friend! Relish every moment this season.
Also... I was tickled to see my stationary in a picture you posted a few months ago! I bet it came from Cinnamon?

You are a dear lady Laura. Thanks for blessing me with your heart.

~Analene