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Christmas Clergy Message: In Me, Ye Might Have Peace

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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 5:00 pm

How desperately we need peace today. These words were spoken by Jesus in the fourteenth chapter of John’s Gospel. They were words of comfort and assurance to His most devoted followers. He would be the source of their peace. “In me, ye might have peace.” And what is the source of our peace? Where can we look for comfort and encouragement? Where can we find rest for our weary and worrisome souls? Jesus said, “In me, ye might have peace.”

What a troublesome time we live in. The world is so unsettled. Wars and rumors of wars, along with the threat of terrorist attacks on our people abroad and at home are a cause of trepidation. There is great economic uncertainty due to unemployment, the exploding deficits and national debt, and the looming fiscal cliff. Our community has recently felt the hurt of the devastating loss of young lives. People that we love dearly have lost loved ones in the past year and felt a loneliness they had never known. And then, how can we describe the shock and sadness over the horrific events in Connecticut a week ago?

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