Vertical Connection – January 27

Peace of GodCVC La Voz There is a well-known story that tells of a king once who offered a great prize to an artist who could, in a painting, draw perfect peace. Many artists tried and presented their works in the king’s palace. The big day had arrived. The king observed and admired all the paintings, but there were only two that he really liked and had to choose between them. The first was a very calm lake, like a perfect mirror, where the placid mountains that surrounded it were reflected. Above these was a very blue sky with wispy white clouds.Everyone who looked at this painting thought that it reflected perfect peace. The second painting also had mountains but these were rugged and bare. Above them was a raging sky from which fell an impetuous downpour with lightning and thunder. A foaming torrent of water seemed to rumble down the mountain. All of this was not at all peaceful. But when the king looked carefully, he looked behind the waterfall at a delicate bush growing in a crevice in the rock. In this bush there was a nest. There, amid the roar of the violent waterfall, a little bird sat placidly in the middle of its nest. The whole town wondered which painting the king would choose. The wise king chose the second, and explained to the people the reason for his choice: “Because,” explained the king, “Peace does not mean being in a place without noise, without problems, without hard work or without pain. Peace means that despite being in the midst of these things we remain calm within our hearts. This is the true meaning of peace.” It doesn’t matter what trials you’re going through or how loud the thunder rings around you, how dark the clouds are, or whether the lightning from the storm blinds you. Say like the psalmist: “Why are you downcast, my soul… wait on God; because I have yet to praise him. ” Psalm 42: 5 Remember that our joy and peace do not depend on circumstances. Our gaze should be on God, who makes the impossible possible and who makes all circumstances, no matter how adverse they may seem, work in our favor. Take refuge in God and allow his peace to flood your heart. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 7 CVC The Voice Ana Maria Frege Issa Note: The dissemination of articles on this portal is allowed only if its content is respected and it is not altered or edited. The following credit, by obligation, is required for use by other sources: This article was produced by Radio Cristiana CVC La Voz so that it may be useful in the life of each person who reads it. CVC La Voz is a live programming service that is transmitted internationally by satellite, internet, and shortwave with quality content that includes Christian music, professional presenters, news, sports and reflections. Our content helps local radio stations and their listeners in Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Spain.

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