There is something about looking at a tree or a forest that brings peace to my heart.  I picture walking among the trees and my soul is at rest.  Peace is a gift from God, a way to slow down our hectic way of life.  Peace shuts down the screams and noise of the world all around us, and we all need that peace.  As I write this, I am in need of God's peace because the constant political clamor is becoming overwhelming.  Jesus' words in John 14:27 provide me with great peace, and I lean on those most precious words each day:  "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (NIV).  I know that all of Scripture is divinely inspired, but when Jesus, Himself, speaks, my heart is doubly blessed.  Thank you, Jesus, for your peace.  I receive it every day!

"Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth" (NIV).

The Forest Sings the Lord's Praises

1 Corinthians 16:33