Some of you may wonder what I really think about the idea of supernatural peace. I realize that my posts may seem like a conundrum:
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” - Isaiah 26:3
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” - John 14:27
This is a poem I wrote several months ago about God's peace, based on the two verses above. It was written as a song, but I revised the wording slightly to fit into a more poetic style.
I hope it's a blessing to you all right now.
In the highest hills and deepest depths
In 1871, Horatio Spafford, a successful businessman and lawyer from Chicago, mourned the death of a son to pneumonia. The same year he lost much of his business to the Great Chicago Fire. Then, in 1873, his four remaining children and wife boarded a ship bound for Europe. Fifteen days later he received this telegram from his wife: “Saved alone, what shall I do?”
Mr. Spafford immediately booked a passage to join his wife. Four days into the crossing, he was summoned by the captain, who informed him that the ship was passing over the very spot where only days before his children had descended three miles down into their watery grave. Horatio quietly entered his private quarters and penned a beautiful hymn of faith.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
NOTE: In contrast to the my usual serious style, this post was originally posted on April 1st and is written are satire. Please do not take it seriously.
Last summer, Joshua Harris, author of bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he was rescinding his beliefs on both dating and his faith. Today, his brothers Alex and Brett Harris announced that they too have had a change of heart over the core of their also-bestselling book Do Hard Things.
The book, written as a call for teenagers to "rise above low expectations," skyrocketed them to fame a decade ago. Recently, though, Alex and Brett have shown signs that they no longer believe teens need to try so hard.
“Teens are already so pressured,” said Alex. “Sometimes they just need a break. They’ll grow up eventually, but there’s no need to rush it."
About Nathaniel Hendry
I blog on common social issues from a reasoned, conservative Christian perspective in easy to understand writing. I am committed to academic excellence in writing and supported by solid reasoning and research.
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The Worthy Word isn't mine, but God's. I just try to explain the truly Worthy Word and encourage you from it.