October 23, 2018
He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near… (Ephesians 2:12-22)
I see so many people, especially young people, trying to manage the stress they have allowed to be a part of their lives. You can see in their attitude and demeanor, and often in their physical appearance, that they are losing their battle against stress. Because of this, people who seem to be at peace really stand out in the crowd.
People who are at peace generally don’t stress over things that they can’t control. They tend to be reflective. Most importantly, they make time for prayer and put their trust, and their lives, in the hands of God.
That is what Jesus desires for us. He preached peace. How many times did He greet His disciples with, “Peace be with you?”
May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you today.