If there has ever been a time in history where peace is desperately needed, it is now! I can’t imagine you would disagree with me. Conflict, discord, contention, strife, unrest, and trouble dominate our newsfeeds. I hate it. It sucks the life from me. I long for peace, so what can I do? What can we do?
This morning I read the following from a daily devotional written by Max Lucado. I love his suggestion to simply “sow one seed of peace.”
Want to see a miracle? Plant a word of love heart-deep in a person’s life. Nurture it with a smile and a prayer, and watch what happens. An employee gets a compliment. A wife receives a bouquet of flowers. A cake is baked and carried next door. A widow is hugged. A gas-station attendant is honored. A preacher is praised. Sowing seeds of peace is like sowing beans. You don’t know why it works; you just know it does. Seeds are planted, and topsoils of hurt are shoved away. Don’t forget the principle. Never underestimate the power of a seed. 1.
So what seed could you sow today? You don’t need to plant a whole field, just one seed, one bean. Let’s do it. Let’s plant a seed of peace and change our family, our community, maybe even our world. I dare you!
- Lucado, M., & Gibbs, T. A. (2000). Grace for the moment: inspirational thoughts for each day of the year (p. 33). Nashville, TN: J. Countryman.