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10 Minutes Peace

    by Susan McGrath

"Comfort and Peace"
Date Posted: October 2, 2004

I became distracted last Sunday during church. While trying to listen to the sermon I was captivated by the beautiful dark-haired, dark-eyed baby two rows in front of me.

She had her chin resting on her dad's shoulder and was searching my face, wide-eyed and curious. I smiled at her, but she didn't change her expression and never made a sound.

As her father gently rocked her, she turned her head to the side, snuggled into his shoulder and closed her eyes. She drifted into a comfortable sleep almost instantly.

That's when I realized I had been the distraction. As soon as she turned from me and back toward her father, peaceful sleep came.

I felt my heavenly Father pulling me back to the message from His word.

And I wondered how many times during the week I am distracted from what my Father has to offer me?

If I can only turn to Him with each distraction, I can find peace and comfort.

Psalms 29:11 says, "The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace."

Search for that peace each day this week as you take ten minutes (or more) and shut out the distractions and keep you from your Father.

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Biography Information:
Susan McGrath is:

a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;

living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;

completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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