Thursday, June 19, 2014

Our 3 countries and their surprising "peace index"

"Is it safe?" That's one of the most-asked questions about moving to Indonesia. Here's a startling ranking of national peacefulness in 2014.

1. Canada. W and I weren't surprised by the first country we checked out. We may sometimes seem careless about safety to our peers. Because we grew up feeling safe, we're not expecting trouble.

2. Indonesia. Here's where we're going.

3. USA. The surprise of the study, where we live now.

What do you think about this Vision of Humanity index? Do you agree or disagree with its findings? Check out the complete study by clicking here.

We're grateful to serve a God who brings peace to the Hearts of his people and is able to keep safe all who belong to Him.

Read more:
*God sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. Job 5:11 ESV

*The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks, till the Spirit is poured on us from on highand the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest. The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.  My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:14-18 NIV

*God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29 ESV

*To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. Colossians 1:2 ASB

*I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior ... 1 Timothy 2:1-3a NIV

Moravian Prayer: God, in your world we are humbled by your actions to bring good out of bad no matter the circumstance. Let us sing praises to you for your blessings and the lessons you have taught us through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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