“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
What if “peace” was something you could purchase from your local neighborhood store? Would it be one of those sub par items that hardly sells – even on a “buy one get one” sale? or Would it be that must have “hot item”that everyone scrambling for?
Well, I believe it’ll be sold out as soon as it hit the shelves! I mean who living in today’s world isn’t looking for some level of peace? Let’s be clear, I’m not talking about just your regular run of the mill peace either. No, it has to be able to handle some tough stuff peace! Able to handle the stress of the daily grind, navigating various responsibilities, raising children, marriage, balancing the costs of living and working, financial strains, keeping up with family & friends, lay-offs; and oh yeah be sure to mix in a whole mutating COVID-19 pandemic. Talk about a need for PEACE! So wait…which store did you say has it in stock!?🤔
You and I both know that there’s no store that sale peace. Oh, now there’s certainly a bunch of stores that sell gadgets or electronic apps that say they create “peace” or a “peaceful” atmosphere. When the truth is these “band-aid” or temporary distraction(s) from our daily life…are just that temporary. After use, we’re right back where we started. Sounds like disparity, huh? Well don’t fret, all is not lost!! There’s a source of peace available for all. Peace that is able to withstand any circumstance or situation. From the daily life experience to the darkest moments we will ever face.
The good news is that we all have access to it!! It’s not found in a store or an app. But through Christ Jesus. He himself offers it to you and I. Look as He offers it to us in His own words in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”
BOOM! It’s right there for the taking. 😌 Nothing we have pay for or download. All we have to do is confess and believe in the LORD Christ Jesus, accept what He has to offer and recieve His peace within our hearts. Peace unlike anything of this world. Peace that helps us endure the trials of the world. Let’s be intentional about receiving this peace. Let’s be encouraged that He will freely give it to us. We only need to ask.😇
Be Encouraged, Be Blessed & Believe ❤~K