Christmas Peace

Vern’s first Christmas hasn’t gone the way he imagined. He has enjoyed the Christmas songs streaming through the house and can be found squished up in front of the fire. He’s enjoyed the tree and if some morsels from the baked cookies fall from the counter, he’s there to retrieve them. But Vern never expected to be wearing red antlers and lights on top of his head.

I’m sure Vern is wondering what the big deal is about this time of year and the holiday we are celebrating. And with this year, I’m sure others are asking questions about who this Savior is that was born so many years ago, and why He hasn’t saved us from all the effects of Covid.

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:8-14)

Note the words of the angels. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

They were declaring that through Jesus would come peace. Maybe not the physical resolution we are all looking for, but a deeper inner peace that comes from realizing who the baby was and the man he became.

This year we have all been humbled. And with the humility comes insight that can only be seen when we are weak. This Christmas, as we approach the manger, stop for a moment and peer in. You might be amazed at the gift of peace you’ll find.

After the lights were placed on his head, Vern climbed under the ottoman to brush the apparatus off.  And once he was free of the irritating head dress, he rested in peace.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

4 thoughts on “Christmas Peace

  1. I love this, Cora. It’s a reminder to all of us about why we really celebrate Christmas.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.🎄🎄

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  2. Wonderful devotional…Very funny Vern!!! You can tell Vern doesn’t like head dressings. Those eyes say it all!! Merry Christmas, Cora! Love, Kathleen

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 12:29 AM The Frenchie Connection wrote:

    > Cora Darrah posted: ” Vern’s first Christmas hasn’t gone the way he > imagined. He has enjoyed the Christmas songs streaming through the house > and can be found squished up in front of the fire. He’s enjoyed the tree > and if some morsels from the baked cookies fall from the count” >

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