But God gave peace

1 Kings 5:3-5 Solomon said to King Hiram of Tyre, “You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of God . . . But now the Lord my God has given me peace on every side; I have no enemies and all is well. So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the Lord my God.”

On my early morning walk today in Plano, Texas, I was able to express to the Lord some of my gratitude for what he has done for me and for my family while I was 63—an amazing sense of peace. A lovely way to begin 64!

I know that many beloved ones are in the midst of turmoil and grief today, including the family of friends in Mexico who lost their lives in a car accident this week, and other friends whose home was invaded by robbers. Thus I don’t take these moments of peace in my own life for granted, and can only be grateful. Our times are in God’s hands, and he is faithful through every kind of moment that we experience.

And here’s the birthday song shared with me by my sibs:


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