Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
Peace on this election day.
Peace on this day when people are contracting, dying, suffering with, recovering from COVID-19.
Peace on this day of division, disagreement, dispute, discord.
Peace on this day of beauty, blessing, bounty, buoyancy.
Peace on this day of new life, healing, end of life, eternity.
Peace on this day of wholeness, hope, holiness, heart.
Peace on this day of faith, doubt, wonder, magnificence.
Peace, not as the world gives.
Peace of hearts untroubled, unafraid, calm, courageous.
Peace of Spirit blowing wild and free.
Peace on this day that God has given.
Peace of Christ on this day needing prophetic justice and witness.
Peace of life and of love and…wings. (e.e. cummings)
Peace of God which surpasses all understanding. (Philippians 4:7)
Peace on this day.
Thank you God.
May this devotion provide you with a moment of faithful reflection and care. You are involved in ministries of justice and witness, in ministries of standing up and standing with people working to create better systems and communities, in ministries of learning and searching and researching to become more aware and awakened, more technologically savvy and proficient, more virtually and personally present in your churches and communities and world. Each of us who serve as members of your Wisconsin Cabinet write these devotions in grateful prayer for you – for sustenance and buoyancy, for strength and courage, for safety and just actions, and for faith and love to be full and fulfilled in your daily lives. God’s grace and blessings, God’s challenge and healthy discomfort, God’s Spirit and energy be with you, in the hope Christ offers us all.