“Peace, this I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
Oh, what comforting words to live by knowing that, in all situations one encounters, all we need to do is recall these words. The presence of the gift of peace that overshadows our circumstances will give us the strength to move forward AND CLOSER TO GOD.
There is a hymn I recall which we’ve sung for many years — it keeps running through my mind — even singing it.
“Peace, Peace, Peace on earth and good will to men.
This is the time for love, this is the time for peace.
Now let us all sing together
Peace, peace, peace on earth and good will to all.”
As we embark on this Advent season we know the gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love that were given to us through the words in the scriptures.
We recall the time when Christ entered this world as an infant, the population was waiting for a Savior — the gift of peace He brought to all mankind.
Today we pray for “world peace”, yet the internal need for peace exists in all of us.
Thank you, Jesus!