Jesus Give Us Peace
There are places we go to obtain peace of mind. It is unfortunate when your place of sanity and peace is far away. Jesus proclaimed that our peace could be as close as your closet. “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6). I encourage you to ensure your peace is so close to you that you will not have to go anywhere to find it. I need to grow in faith to the degree that I should not have to get on an airplane and travel somewhere to find temporary peace and relaxation. If our peace is not in nature or any location, people in our lives remind us that life is worth living. I hope that you were able to bask in fellowship with family, friends, and food for Thanksgiving. However, friends and family will not be able to be there for us as much as we want or forever.
Holidays are a blessing, yet at the same time, they are difficult. Plenty of people are around the table with you until they are not. Your favorite person will be sitting with you until they are not. The child of God must understand that we do not have to go anywhere to find our peace because Jesus comes to us. As family and friends disappear from our dining table, Jesus remains a welcome guest every day and every night. I like to think God tells me good morning when I wake up. “O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble” (Isaiah 33:2). “This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
For the child of God, our ability to come to this place of worship and be with our spiritual brothers and sister, fathers and mothers, and Lord is our spiritual high and peace. However, we will have to leave this place. Make sure you do not shut God out of your life when you leave. God be with you till we meet again.
©Nov 26, 2022, Courtney Henderson