The morning minutes slip through my hands most quickly.

These dark and cozy intervals of time when everyone in the house sleeps but me.

Even the dogs breathe heavy and take a break from begging for a treat.

It’s so quiet here in these hushed seconds of tranquility.

And peace seems easy.

Leaning back and closing my eyes,

I’m aware of Him – His love, His goodness, His faithfulness.

Even though I’m well aware of all that isn’t good in the world these days,

I still feel His presence, and it’s in this dimly-lit hour of pre-morning solitude that I regroup, refocus, and remember all He promises…..

And peace comes easy.

Soon, though, the sun will sneak up over the horizon, alarm clocks will chime upstairs and down, dogs will scratch at doors and bark for attention……………..

Warm jammies will be exchanged for not-always-comfy work clothes.

And the pace of life will be often be determined by situations out of my control.

“Easy peace” will be replaced with the hustle and bustle of this world’s demands,

and it will take some effort to remember this moment.

This quiet early-morning moment.

But that’s my goal today.

To remember.

To hang on.

To know………………..

that no matter how crazy this day gets,

No matter how bad the news.

There’s always peace when He is here.

Easy peace.

And I believe with all my heart,

He’s here.

Hang on to this promise today.

Hang on to easy peace.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.