Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27
I havent had a lot of peace lately. Dont get me wrong, it has been a great summer, especially since Amanda and David have been able to spend some time here, and we were able to spend time with them in China. But peace. It hasnt been something that I have felt for a while.
Ironically, this weeks theme was “Peace.” As usual, I started wondering what I could “Capture” to represent peace. In Sunday School there were numerous verses read off about peace. I dont really remember the context, I was taken back by the verses about peace. Most likely because that had been the subject on MY mind.
Peace of this world…is nothing. It comes and goes. With storms, chaos, situations, emotions, thoughts and theory’s. When you rely on the world for peace, you get what the world has to offer. Peace comes and goes. It varies. It sways. Like everything else in this world.
“If you rely on yourself, you get what you have to offer. If you rely on money, you get what money has to offer. If you rely on God, you get what God has to offer.”
Thankfully, the peace that comes through God, is a peace that doesnt come or go. Your circumstances dont matter. Your emotions dont matter. Peace from God is a peace that cant be explained, and cant be captured. Its a real, honest peace that things of this world might not be ok, but that. Is ok.