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Devotional for December 20

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of PEACE.

Isaiah 55:-12

You will go out in joy and be led forth in PEACE; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and PEACE as you trust in Him.

Phil 4:7

May the peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.


The word exudes tranquility and security. The Old and New Testaments reassures us that PEACE was, is, and is to come! During 2020 we have all been faced with tremendous adversity. Decisions have to be made with guess work and imperfect information. With our decisions wrapped in prayer we can proceed with confidence and resolve to seek peace. We can strive to practice good stewardship of our time, skills, and finances... our ears , hands and feet.. In the here and now plus in whatever future unfolds. As John works from home, as Mary Liz manages her spring college semester doing very different things (class, working early election polls and recording HG songs), and as I continue to support my family and my mom in Burlington, I will be calling on His provision of everlasting PEACE with the confidence that OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ALWAYS was-is-and is to come!

Thank you Mount Tabor Methodist church for your treasures and leadership!

Written by Ginger, John and Mary Liz Elliott