Serenity is not the absence of chaos – it’s the abundance of Christ in the midst of chaos.
Personal peace is a highly desired commodity these days. As a matter of fact we try to control and fabricate our own sense of peace when we feel we experience a personal power loss.
Take thunderstorms for example. Their power is captivating, beautiful and sometimes intimidating. The thunder, the rain, the wind and lightning are reminders that a power greater than us is in control. In Oklahoma we often see thunderstorms lead to tornadoes and flash floods. Because of this many of us have storm shelters. The shelters don’t stop the storm, they provide serenity in the midst of it. This is one of the ways we fabricate control, in some sense, during a storm (and a good way I might add).
But then there are simply things about a storm we cannot control. Call me archaic, but I love when a storm kills power to the house. There’s something connecting about candles, story-telling and simple conversation with loved ones when we lose power in a storm – I love it.