Tuesday, 6 March 2012


I love this quote about peace:
'No more able are we to drive the rain back into the clouds by holding hands to the sky…Or stretch a rainbow’s colors wide by scurrying to grasp its tails…Or force the tides to retreat by running at the sea…No more capable of these feats are we, than to pursue and capture peace.'

Samantha Reed says:
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15 NIV).

If we’re to find peace, we must become a pupil of He who is our Peace, Jesus Christ. He who is the Word. And this bit of Word,“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,” is a fine educator.

This truth teaches us to slow down. Those two strong words, “let” and “rule” mean to “umpire” our hurried heart. So when circumstances crumble and we worriedly scramble to right them, we are taught to pause and call our heart to peace. How do we do this? Through intimate knowledge of He who is our Peace.

Christ is just, as Esther’s courage and Haman’s defeat reflects. (Esther 7)

Christ redeems, as Job’s great loss and even greater gain assures. (Job 42:7-17)

Christ is trustworthy, as His promised resurrection proves. (Matthew 28:1-10)

Christ controls the storms, as calmed winds and waves attest. (Mark 4:35-41)

Christ is... how can I fill in the blank? Christ heals...Christ loves...Christ forgives...

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