Where is the peace on earth?
I think if we're being honest, many of us may have asked ourselves this question last year as we watched our country ravaged by floodwaters just after a season that proclaimed 'The Prince of Peace has come!'
The unforeseen events of last Christmas left so many Australians with little to celebrate as they began a year filled with loss and the prospect of little hope. Such tragedies are often a potent reminder of the reality of God in our lives...our need for a Saviour, for hope and for peace here on earth.
But it is my experience (and in fact recorded in history over and over again) that it is for those very times; times when chaos reigns and fear is prevalent, that God himself shows up.