Shalom Bringing peace to chaos. What a word. It really packs a punch. That was the topic in City Kids this morning. Of course, if I am about to welcome 40 kids and pray for peace over the service, you know that means that MY kids were fighting in the car on the way. Does God give you peace if you are yelling when you ask for it ? Yep, I can vouch for that.
Once we got everyone in small groups we asked the kids (1st- 5th graders), an area of their lives that needed shalom, peace being brought into chaos. 98% of them said sibling relationships were the area that they most needed peace. Let’s think about that for a minute. The enemy has been coming against the sibling relationship since Cain and Abel. Why ? I believe that it’s because there is power there, no one else knows you like a sibling, you share so many of the same stories, traditions, funny memories, and let’s face it….crazy parents. So, we prayed for shalom to invade our homes, our schools, but most of all, our families. We prayed that the peace that comes , will come from the inside , the peace that Jesus puts there, and it will reveal itself in the midst of chaos. Amen to that. The lesson was right on time for me, and mine. God is good. I hope that shalom will be a theme in your home this week, this season, this very minute. Peace.