Today started out quietly and peacefully. While the kids were sleeping late, I slipped out to the hot tub and enjoyed a bright (27 degree) Iowa winter morning. From the vantage of the hot tub. It was so quiet that I was able to spend some time just praying.
God brought to my mind a verse to claim for 2009. Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
Less than three hours later, Sydney had broken a tooth. The world did not seem so peaceful. That's the thing about the world's peace...it is temporal.
Thank You Father for giving me some of that temporal peace this morning. Thank You more that You have promised me that I need not fear because You are with me.