Friday, January 11, 2019

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV 2011

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

After meeting Jesus’ on the road to Damascus, Paul understood Jesus Christ was his model in all circumstance. He wanted to have peace like Christ. Jesus stayed calm while in the boat crossing the Sea of Galilee through the storm tossed Seas of Galilee. Matthew 8:24b, “But Jesus was sleeping.” Jesus gave the disciples comfort and peace on His way to the cross. John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” In the midst of every seeming storm, Jesus was at peace, cool as a cucumber. Jesus is the source of peace for believers.

I just finished listening to 10 different YouTube videos of the 1955 song “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Each time ended with tears. I then took time to figure out why. It begins, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” By daily following Jesus’ model of peace it does begin with me. What is missing from the song is the rest of the story. As a follower of Christ, I need to share where my peace begins. Jesus is my source of peace.

How do we reflect peace within?

Finding peace in Jesus,

S

2 thoughts on “Friday, January 11, 2019

  1. Let there be peace on earth is one of my very favorite songs. Thanx for the reminder of it’s words and tune. It’s message is very meaningful.

    Linda

    1. Hey Linda! Happy New Year. So good to see your post. Always appreciate those of us of age with the knowledge of songs like this. Pray all is well with you. Still miss seeing your smiling face on Thursday mornings in the hall at NAPC.
      Praying you have a blessed year…
      Sally

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