Christ does not call forth chaos. He is the ever-present Prince of Peace.
Though this verse is referring to orderly worship in the gathering of the body of Christ, I am fairly certain that if we consider all of our actions as acts of worship to Him, His best for us is to provide His peace as we are aware of His presence.
My life often resembles a raging storm. Thoughts swirl and fly in countless directions. The chaos that comes, continues until I center my heart and mind, and call on Christ. He is faithful to settle my soul and provide peace where chaos was attempting to seek shelter. My heart was designed to rest in His perfect peace.
As we approach Easter and rush about, attempting to accomplish all items on our “to do” lists, may we make time to settle our souls and seek the Savior whom we celebrate.
Dear Heavenly Father, please keep us from allowing obligations to divert our gaze from You. As we seek Your steadfast safety and security, please cause the chaos collapse and Your calm to come. May our minds be cleared of the clutter and our hearts be open to all the wonder You whisper when we are willing to listen. Let our lives be lived in love as our ongoing act of orderly worship, and allow Your perfect peace to be passed on to all people in search of Your presence. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present