Peace I Give You

John 14:27(NIV)

27 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.

You hear this wish for Christmas time and during world beauty contests.  World peace is in demand but very evasive and impossible to achieve.  There are too many variables, emotions, cultures and religions to allow world peace to take place.  There are also many people with anxiety issues and peace of mind is difficult to obtain with too many concerns and issues causing us to worry.

Jesus tells us his disciples that he will be going back to the Father and that they should not be troubled or worried.  He makes a promise to them that peace will be given to them.  This is in contrast to what the world would give, which could be destruction and sin.  Jesus had peace with him when he was on earth and he leaves it with his followers through the Holy Spirit.  He freely gives us this peace.  We can take heart and no longer worry too much, since we have a God who is sovereign and controls the whole universe.

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