Peace in Chaos: A Christmas Poem

Peace is the goal of the United Nations and peace is the hope of every mother’s contemplation.

 

Peace seems the delight of the sleeping wee infant;

Yet the rude awakening of earth soon brings screams of pain and trepidation.

 

Peace is the longing of every man,

but toil and heartache and blisters shadow our hands.

 

“Escape the chaos, the hurt!” we shout.

 

So on we try to dull the noise by the peace of the bottle, the drug and the pill, and the vacation tomorrow…

When we hope all the ills of life will leave with their sorrow.

 

On we chase after peace – like runners aboard the pinwheel of life…

All dropping like flies in the mire of strife.

 

Deep darkness surrounds when hope is all lost;

And we can’t bring ourselves to the Light of the Cross

 

But through the clouds, rain, darkness and fear peals the Voice who alone can draw us near

Peace in the chaos, hope for fear, light in the dark, and Love comes here

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As a little baby, the Prince of all wears the clothes of death – chaos, it seems, would rule after all!

 

But flipping the commotion upon its grand head,

the death of the Son would bring peace, yet instead!

 

Resurrection would rule and overcome the night…

for the darkness had been assaulted by Light.

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In chaos Peace came off ‘ring redemption for all;

So “believe on His Name and receive life,” is God’s call!

 

By the grace of the Father, the Gift has been given.

No payments accepted, all your sins are forgiven.

 

Now in the middle of chaos, peace will not leave.

Amid the muck of life the joy does not recede!

 

The hope for today is sight for tomorrow

when all things are remade by the Man of Sorrows.

 

The Light will break through in great culmination,

forever halting the chaos, bringing true reconciliation.

 

So in the chaos of today, for you and for me, let’s live in the Light,

bearing His peace to the world… in the darkest of nights.

 

For a Savior has come. His name? Jesus Christ.

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” – John 14:27

 

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

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We’re praying you have a hope-filled and blessed Christmas season and a wonderful New Year.

Merry Christmas from the Breznau clan!

Breznau Family - Autumn 2013

Breznau Family – Autumn 2013

Author: Michael Breznau

:: Who I AM: Husband | Father | Pastor | Speaker | Author | Singer | :: I am a redeemed follower of Jesus, and I'm passionate about inspiring others to follow Him with radical faith. | :: What I DO: I love and pursue knowing the Triune God. I am crazy-in-love with my amazing wife and children. I serve as Staff Pastor and Missions rep for LifeChange Action. Prior to my current role, I had the privilege of serving as the Lead Pastor of North Park Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and Pastor of Youth and Christian Education at Evangel Baptist Church in Taylor, MI. | :: The Wallpaper: God gave me the opportunity to be trained for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary, where I completed the Master of Theology program (Th.M in Pastoral Ministries; magna cum laude). I also hold a B.A. in Ministry and Music from North Tennessee Bible Institute & Seminary.

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  1. It’s neat to watch you shepherd your flock and write for them. God bless you.

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    • 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to read this little “stab” at poetry. And thank you for encouraging me this morning. It is so much fun serving Christ; isn’t it? God bless!

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