It’s my peace I am speaking of and His peace that brings it to me.
One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
In the world in which we live peace is the thing we most need. I have honestly become so upset, angry, nervous, incredulous at what I am hearing, all of the above and more when the news comes on that I have given up watching any of the national news shows. It is hard enough to watch the morning news with all the local murders, kidnaps, robberies and such without watching the faces of the politicians on the national news vomiting their rhetoric and I just can’t take it any more. The only peace we really have is in the Word of God.
Ephesians 2:14 “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.”
I thought about a song that I love and looked up the backstory on it, I knew it would be good. This is a quote from an article by Lindsay Terry, “In 1937, he (Tommy Dorsey) wrote a song for Mahalia Jackson, “Peace in the Valley,” which has become extremely popular. I will never forget hearing a young black man walking down a road on Andros Island, an out-of-the-way part of the Bahamas, singing “Peace in the Valley.” In the song, Dorsey speaks of being “tired and so weary,” a plight of many of God’s people who “must go along.” But there is coming a time when the “morning is bright and the Lamb is the Light.” In that time and place, the “night is as fair as the day” and there is no more sadness, sorrow, or trouble—only peace.”
We all have problems and there is only one solution, and that is to pray to our Lord. Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 23: 4, “Yea though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death I will fear no evil.”
How precious it is for us to recognize Jesus as our Savior. Look into His face and call His name, Jesus. Lindsay Terry ended the article by saying; “There is no word more precious than peace, nor a more joyous state of being for a Christian, than to know God’s peace. We long for it, and when it comes to us it is directly from our heavenly Father.
I will close with Jesus’ words from John 14:27 I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.