We just came back from Northern Iraq where gave training to 22 teachers on how to deal with trauma in Children. It was a great time. We were impressed with the resilience in these women, and the way they look with hope to God for new strength every day.
With all these recent experiences still very alive, we got goose bumps listening to Christmas carols about peace on earth! Oh, how we yearn for peace for Mosul and Iraq, peace for Aleppo and Syria!
Although it sometimes seems so far away, if we look more closely, we can see the Kingdom of God manifest in the most unlikely places, and that He is Emanuel, God with us in the most difficult situations, to comfort, save, heal and to be Lord over all.
"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”