Fourteen years ago Alison and I celebrated our first Christmas together as a married couple. A month earlier we stood at the altar and exchanged our marriage vows to one another. As part of our wedding ceremony, a dear friend named Robbie Seay sang a song as a prayer over our marriage and the covenant we were making to one another “‘til death do us part.”
The name of the song is called “Peace.”
I cannot hear this song without thinking about Robbie singing this song while I held Alison’s hand and looked into her eyes at the altar steps. We all go through seasons when chaos seems to run rampant in our lives. May these days of Christmas not get mired in the hustle and bustle of all that seems to go with this time of year. Instead, may the peace of Jesus be experienced in our hearts, lives, marriages, friendships, and homes. May Jesus breathe His peace on us.
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the peace candle. As we do, may the lyrics of Robbie Seay’s song be a prayer of peace over our lives this Christmas.