I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. Leviticus 26:6, NIV
Before Tricia’s hand reached the snooze button, the alarm clock flew off her bedside table. She watched the clock repeatedly slam itself against the floor until it was destroyed.
“Is someone invisible there?” Silence. Tricia waited to see if anything else would move on its own. “I don’t blame you. I hate the alarm clock too.” She had felt God lead her to take the cheap deal on this house. Now she wasn’t sure.
Tricia turned on “A Christmas Story.” Just as she got comfortable, the TV began to quiver. “Oh no,” Tricia jumped up. “It took me six months to save up for that.” When she grabbed the wobbling TV, DVDs flew off of her shelf, coming out of their cases. She muted the movie and the DVDs lay still.
“I get it. You don’t want me to watch this. Maybe you’d like some music?” She picked up her smartphone. It was December, so her current playlist was full of Christmas songs. “Away in a Manger” played followed by “O Come Emmanuel”. Halfway through the second song, DVDs started putting themselves back in their cases. Tricia felt God’s peace in the music. “Were you helping me?”
Her answer was the last DVD sliding back into its place on her shelf as “O Holy Night” played.
Father, thank you for providing ways for us to live in peace.