09 November 2009

Give Peace A Chance

The weight of scripture points to the fact we are not meant to go through life alone. We are relational beings. We need each other to live, to survive, to make sense of life . . . to understand our Creator.

It is in the context of relationships that the human experience unfolds. Without people, without relationships, life has no texture.

Jesus said, “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

Humans have the power to precipitate nearly all emotions, but peace, emotional peace, comes to us as a gift from a Father who loves us. Only God can give us peace.

Jesus came into the world to complete the most important relationship of all.

Jesus is the bridge to the Father. He knows the world is full of empty promises. He knows you struggle. He knows life is unfair and unjust. He cares for you deeply.

If you trust Him, if you surrender, you will find the peace you are looking for.


  1. In the depth of the surrender is the depth of peace measured.

    You are right on the mark with this, Russell. : )

  2. Good observation. We cannot offer peace to one another. Only God can give this.

    Who else dares offer peace? Peace may be proposed as a result of an action. But, to be offered it as a gift? No one, but Christ.

  3. Peace to two talented Christ-following writers... :-)