SO WHAT IS PEACE?
THIS IS HOW ROBERT FULGHUM DESCRIBES PEACE
“ Peace is not something you wish for, it is something
you make, something you are, something you do,
and something you give away.”
What does scripture say about peace? Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer
petitition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the
PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!”
After the lady, seeking healing from Jesus, touched His hem, she was immediately healed. Jesus instructed her to go in peace. (Mark 5:29)
Another time, when a notoriously sinful woman washed Jesus’ feet with her hair, He instructed her to go in peace, and sin no more, much to the surprise of the arrogant onlookers. (Luke 7:36)
Go in peace and sin no more. He sounds like a caring father scolding His children. That is exactly what He is doing. He also wants us to live in peace, regardless of our circumstances. It’s hard, isn’t it? But as Paul said, we keep pressing on. Phil.3:14
A choice. Great discipline. Meditation. An influence outside ourselves. We encourage. Help one another. Pray for one another. Why? Because. It is Our Heavenly Father‘s will for us.
We can make it easy or we can make it hard.
The choice is ours, isn’t it.
So why do we make it so hard?
Because we are His sheep and He knows we need a Shepherd!
Why? Because are so hard-headed, like sheep.
He knows just as soon as Hazel Lee’s feet hit the floor and probably before she gets
into her car, it will happen. ”Ok, Lord, where are my car keys?”
How many times have I heard, “Hazel Lee, put your car keys in the same place every night, I mean every night!” Countless! What’s the problem? Hard-headed, not paying attention.
Really? This is a simple example. There are others much worse, believe me!
As we approach Easter, it‘s fun to have Easter egg hunts with our children and grandchildren, but let us not forget the real meaning of Easter.
Let us not forget, God’s only son, Jesus Christ, took on our death sentence, served the term, and called it finished! He suffered the worst death, crucifixion on an old rugged cross.
On Easter, we will celebrate the Risen Lord, who came to earth, and sacrificed His only Son for our sins, who now reigns in Heaven with His Heavenly Father,
“Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Beautiful blessings and happy Easter to all!