“PEACE… BE STILL!”


Today is the funeral for our nephew, Anthony. The viewing was last night. As I sat there observing the relatives from far, and wide…I was hit with an undeniable truth: Without God in your life…there is no peace! Grief is a natural process, but some grieve without hope…others grieve, but know they can trust God for better days.

I wrote the following poem years ago for a contest I entered. I did not win that contest, but I did get to read the poem, and thus share what Jesus has done in my life! In the end…that was my real goal for entering. I share it now with you. I may have already posted this in the blog, but it fits our situation at this present time. Thanks for letting me post it again. -anita
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Peace Be Still

When on life’s stormy ocean,
My ship’s tossed to and fro,

While sinking fast and drowning,
HE reminds me where to go.

Down on my knees I fall,
And there, His power is made real…

When The Captain comes on board,
And whispers to me, “Peace…be still!”

The tempest raged before me,
And my ship rocked back and forth;

I felt I was alone…
And that my vessel had no worth.

But then, The Captain stepped on board
And held me close until,

I heard Him in His still small voice,
Whisper, “Peace… be still!”

There was nothing loud within His voice…
Just quiet authority;

Yet the winds and waves obeyed His will,
When He whispered, “Peace…be still!”

He quieted the storm around me
From the consequence of sin.

The tempest calmed before me…
It was smooth sailing once again.

Now my days are filled with singing…
And I KNOW His peace is real;

For in my storm, He stepped on board
And whispered, “Peace…be still!”

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May God’s peace be with you today, and always!

By: Anita Mondragon

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