The way to peace is illusive. It’s hard to find. If you find it, it’s hard to keep. One text, one thought, one facial expression and – poof!- it’s gone.
I’ve found that it’s easier to feel peaceful in the mountains or at the beach – closer to God’s creation. Many of us flock to those places on vacation…….looking to have a good time and, possibly, a few moments of peace and calm.
Jesus wept for Jerusalem in Luke 19 while saying, “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, the peace is hidden from your eyes.”
The Good News for us is that peace is not hidden from our eyes. Jesus is the way. Jesus can give us the internal peace that nothing else – including the mountains and the beach – can give.
When we look to Jesus for peace, we will find it.
Thank you, Jesus.