Looking For It……

but peace is hard to find.

The world rushes around us.  We’re always in a hurry.

I retired 6 months ago and I’m still trying to re-train myself to stop rushing from thing to thing. It’s not easy – everyone is doing it.  And it’s especially hard to find peace and calm with ‘screens’ screaming and blinking everywhere I go.

I’ve discovered that real peace can’t be found in my environment.

It’s just not there.

True peace only comes from God.

Thousands of years ago, Micah prophesied that the Messiah would come from Bethlehem and he would shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD.  Micah said the Messiah would give us security because his greatness would reach to the ends of the earth.

“And he will be our peace”.

Jesus is our peace.  The Holy Spirit who lives inside every believer brings us peace.

I will not find true peace anywhere else.  Everything else is fleeting – here today, gone tomorrow.  Unpredictable.

Peace can’t be found with money – although its easy to get lost in that direction.

And it won’t be found in any other relationship other than my relationship with God.

Jesus has come to world.

And he offers us the only true place to find peace – in a close relationship with him.

Thank you, dear Jesus.

Peace On Earth


Where do we find it in our world of busyness and problems and violence.

Where is it?peace-on-earth

How do we get it?

Is it even possible anymore?

Are we creating a culture where there is no peace?

I think some of us have adopted life styles that don’t include peace.

Because Jesus is our peace.

Knowing him, following him, loving him brings us peace.

Paul tells us in Ephesians that we who were once far away have been brought near to God by Jesus’ sacrifice.  As believers,  we have all been given free access to God.

We have an opportunity to have a personal relationship with Creator of the Universe.

Through Jesus, we can find peace within us.

Because God’s Spirit lives within us.

Thank you, Abba Father.