Sent on March 9, 2016
Greetings to all,
Much of the world is on a search for peace. There are citizens in war-torn nations that would do anything for peace. While this is tragic for those suffering in the field of war, a similar search for peace can be said of many in North America.
The search for peace is a worldwide passion because true peace has much more to do with having peace with God than any peace the natural world has to offer. Some might say there are many roads to peace, and while there are ways to find solitude in this world, there is no peace to be had in the many practises promoted by the world.
Peace is actually a person: in fact, the only true road to peace can be found in Jesus. Ephesians 2:14 tells us, “He is our peace.” This could not be clearer.
According to Paul, “The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). The writer of the book of Hebrews calls our Father “the God of all peace”.
If God has all peace then there is no way to get peace other than coming to Him. Outside of Him there is no peace to be had. Psalm 29:11 says, “The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.”
To seek peace is to seek Jesus. When Jesus departed this world, he assured his disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you” (John 14:27).
When we desist in doing our own thing and learn to sink into the peace found in Jesus we can find rest, even in times of trouble.
Now may the God of Peace be with you all,
P.S. Here is an article about this topic on the Faithworks blog:
Faith in Troubled Times: Peace Through the Storm