Thought of the Day August 11, 2021 Peace I give you

By 10:29 AM

 

Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

 

What is this peace that Jesus wants to give us that is different from what is commonly thought of as peace?  Does it mean freedom from difficulties and questions? Does it mean no problems? This is utopia not peace. Jesus is our peace. In the midst of all our difficulties, questions, struggles, uncertainties, the presence of Jesus is there to guide us through with confidence. It is not a surface peace but the reassurance in faith that no matter what occurs we are in the loving hand of God. Paul in his Letter to the Romans helps us to understand this peace. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth,* nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Roms 8:38-39) Our peace comes with the conviction that we are loved by God, who remains with us and in us. Remain in that peace, no matter what.

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