Shalom, Peace Be With You: Peace

Peace! Peace! Peace!

Peace is a word we hear all the time. We even have signs for it. But what does it really mean? When you look up the meaning of peace , it says that it is the freedom from disturbance. A sense of calm. You aren’t worried about the future or what people might think. You are at peace. When I think of peace, I think of the times when I am in the car on a long road trip. I just put on my headphones, listen to slow worship music and close my eyes. I just thinking about my Creator and reflect on how great He has been to me. I just worship Him. I pray and thank Him for everything.

There is a story in the Bible that I love and it’s in the book of Mark. After Jesus spoke to the crowd, he told his disciples to row to the other side. A huge storm came and Jesus was at the bottom of the boat sleeping. The disciples were scared and came to Jesus.

They said “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Immediately, the wind died down and it was completely calm.

In the middle of the storm, when everyone else was anxious–in the time of worry–Jesus was at peace. He was not afraid. He was calm. Jesus calls us to be like that too.

When everyone else is scared or worried, you be the one that is not afraid. You be the one that has peace because you know that God is in control. He is protecting you. His angels are around you.

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalms 4:8

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:27

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

Philippians 4: 6-7

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