Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dona Nobis Pacem


And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

***Today we celebrate Blog blast for Peace day. It is my first time to celebrate this day with other bloggers and would like to share the following thoughts of peace I recently read in my "Streams In The Desert" devotional.
Please visit Mimi Lennox's site to visit others who have participated in this special day at http://mimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Cushion of the Sea

There is what is called the "cushion of the sea." Down beneath the surface that is agitated by storms, and driven about with winds, there is a part of the sea that is never stirred. When we dredge the bottom and bring up the remains of animal and vegetable life we find that they give evidence of not having been disturbed in the least, for hundreds and thousands of years.

The peace of God is that eternal calm which, like the cushion of the sea, lies far too deep down to be reached by any external trouble and disturbance; and he who enters into the presence of God, becomes partaker of that undisturbed and undisturbable calm.--Dr. A. T. Pierson

"The Pilgrim they laid in a large upper chamber, facing the sun-rising. The name of the chamber was Peace." --Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress



~~~Blessings of peace and all that is good~~~
Debra

18 comments:

jennifer said...

This was so beautiful Debra. I am blessed to call you my blog friend.

PEACE!

Susan said...

Wonderful thoughts and example of the Peace that only He can and does give.
Susan

Amrita said...

Good to see you had such a splendid time in NY. Lovely photos.

Really like the devotional your shared, specially the chushion of the sea and Pilgrim 's chamber

Anndi said...

I'm keeping your blog open in a tab and allowing the beautifully peaceful music start my day.

One day we shall say... and it came to pass that there was Peace on Earth.

Lovely Peace offering.

May the Lord's Peace be with you.

secret agent woman said...

Peace to you and yours on this day of hope.

sonja said...

What beautiful expressions of peace...not as the world gives.
Thanks Debra!

Travis said...

Cushion of the sea...I've never heard that before. It's a fitting description of Peace.

Peace to you and yours!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely! peace to you and yours honey...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Bond said...

Thank you for participating in the BlogBlast For PEACE!

Beautiful images through your words...thank you
VinnyBond

Marilyn said...

I like your post and quotes a lot.

Peace to you and yours.

Mike Golch said...

this is a great posting.mine is up as well.Peace be with you this day.

Maxine said...

I love Streams in the Desert. Don't those writings touch your very soul?

Julia Smith said...

A lovely sea image for Peace Day.

Peace to you, Debra.

Karen Jo said...

Very nice peace globe and collection of quotes. Peace to you and yours.

Grayquill said...

I like Bunyan's quote.
Nice post

goodnightgram said...

Thank you for you peace blog - and the music. It was beautiful!

Andrea said...

How beautiful and inspiring!!! Peace compared to the undisturbed ocean's end is an analogy to take with me from now until.

Thank you! Have a beautiful weekend!

Andrea

Mimi Lenox said...

Absolutely inspiring.
I am so glad to make your blog acquaintance and to find this space. Your peace globe is lovely and the message wonderful.

Welcome to the movement.
You are #1549 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery.