Monday, May 16, 2011

God's Peace

It's Monday morning rush hour. Cars whiz by this way and that way. Moms and Dads are in a hurry to get to work. College students have to get to class before the professor begins his lecture.

Suddenly the world stops while a mother duck leads her ducklings across the busy street. Hearts soften, and faces crack open with smiles as a family of ducks announces God's presence in Anytown, USA. For a few quiet moments people roll down their windows, smell the orange blossom fragrance, and experience peace, a peace that passes understanding, God's peace.

Not so for the people several cars back. Drivers get frustrated because they don't know what's holding things up. A young man gets out of his car and walks down to investigate. His heart softens when he sees the ducks. God's creation penetrates his impatience and peace overcomes him.

Gracious and holy God, thank you for pleasant interruptions of your extravagant peace in a world that races by. Thank you for the ducks. Thank you for always being with us. Amen.


  1. Makes me think of the old picture book, Make Way for Ducklings. :o)

  2. Sometimes we are slowed by sweet things. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Thank you for your insight, Beth. FYI, I want you to know I am enjoying your devotion/cook book. Awesome.

  4. Thank you, Beth. I agree. Whether ducklings are on the street or the lake, they always make me smile.

  5. Loved this post, Sue! Like Beth, it takes me back to Make Way for Ducklings that was part of my childhood. In Florida we make way for the elegant sand cranes and lumbering land turtles too. Love the Lord's ways of slowing us down.
    Thanks for the reminder to pause and enjoy.

  6. Thank you for your comment. Here in the greater Sacramento area we often have herds of wild turkeys crossing the streets, but rarely ducks. I love how God gets our attention to bless us too.