We all know people who live and move as Peacekeepers. They will do most anything to avoid conflict. Often their actions and decisions do not help bring resolution to the larger problem but simply give the illusion that things are better.
Peacemakers work towards reconciliation in all relationships. Peacemaking is often hard work. The first step towards living as Peacemakers is to be at peace with ourselves, who we are and who we are called to be.
When you look at our world today there is no question we could use more Peacemakers.
Is it no wonder that there are moments when we want to scream out, “Peace, just a moment of peace … where can I go to find peace?”
If we are lucky enough to carve out that sacred space of quiet for ourselves it does not take long for people to find us and want something from us. Just ask any mom how hard it is to find that quiet time.
What are we to do?
How do we find peace in the midst of chaos?
How can we live and move as Peacemakers in this chaotic world?
Saturday, October 7th First Baptist Church of Kennett Square will be hosting a one day workshop, “SEARCHING FOR PEACE IN A CHAOTIC WORLD,” to explore these questions and more. There will be a wide range of speakers from throughout the community who will be speaking on different topics as they relate to our pursuit of restoring relationships and introducing peace into our world.
I hope you can join us for this exciting day.
For more information about the “Searching for Peace in a Chaotic World” Conference.
Daniel has been a seeker his entire life, seeking a deeper relationship with Abba Father. He has served as pastor for American Baptist churches in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. His passion is to "help people encounter God in the midst of their everyday lives." He writes with a transparency intended to allow others to see the struggles that lead to healing and life. Daniel currently serves as Spiritual Formation Catalyst for A Place in the Conversation.
Daniel's journey was disrupted when the doctor said, "You have stage IV colon cancer." Questions of "Why" and "If only" crowded his mind. Can one encounter God in the midst of a cancer journey? Join this seeker as he shares the pain and joys of this journey not of his choosing. Daniel's wife, Nancy, joins in sharing some of her thoughts, and feelings as she watches her husband fight his battle.