True Peace

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.

Some countries in the United Nations would prefer to send out troops to keep peace instead of going into battle when called upon for resources. Jesus said “Blessed are the peacekeepers: for they shall be called the children of God.”  How can we be involved in peacekeeping or peacemaking in our own lives?  Can we discover peace within ourselves?

The pursuit of peace in our lives can be fleeting.  We can feel peace on a temporary basis, but how can we have everlasting peace?  Jesus says that he offers peace that the world cannot offer.  Peace in this world is futile as we all desire peace, but there is constant conflict all over the world.  True peace only comes from having a relationship with God and with Jesus.

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