He Offers Peace
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
John 14:27 NASB
These are turbulent times, difficult days when worries are easy to identify and peace may be a scarce commodity. But no times are too turbulent for God. And if you sincerely desire the peace that passes all understanding, you'll find it in Him.
The familiar words of John 14:27 remind us that Jesus offers us peace, not as the world gives, but as He alone gives. Have you found the genuine peace that can be yours through Jesus Christ? Or are you still rushing after the illusion of "peace and happiness" that the world promises but cannot deliver?
When you welcome God's love into your heart, your life will be transformed as the Father's peace will become yours. And then, because you possess the gift of peace, you can share that gift with family members, with friends, and with coworkers.
This day, complete with its assortment of ups and downs, is a gift from the Creator. This day will contain many blessings. This day will provide quiet moments for prayer and praise. And, this day offers yet another opportunity to welcome the Father into your heart and to share His good news with the world. So honor Him and thank Him: It's the right thing to do—in good times and in hard times—and it's the peaceful way to live.
Sometimes we get tired of the burdens of life, but we know that Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life's journey. And, that makes all the difference.
God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
Christ alone can bring lasting peace—peace with God—peace among men and nations—and peace within our hearts.
"My peace I give unto you"; it is a peace all over from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet, an irrepressible confidence.
Dear Lord, I will open my heart to You. And I thank You, God, for Your love, for Your peace, and for Your Son. Amen