Monday, September 28, 2009
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
03/20/09 Jesus knew that His departure would break the hearts of His disciples. He also knew that, without Jesus in their midst, they would come face-to-face with their deepest fears. Jesus also knew that His time had come. It was time to leave earth to those He mentored to come after Him. So what did He leave for those He loved so deeply? His peace. Remember that peace is moving and active and alive. Christ’s peace welcomed interruptions and was confident in God and His abilities. We Christians have been given that same peace in the form of the Holy Spirit. What resides in us has the power to raise the dead! Have you used it, lately? Who have you shared the gospel with this week? Welcome the interruption. Pass Jesus’ peace to someone else.