Good morning Friends ~
So we talk about Peace today:
The fruit of the Spirit includes a peace that goes beyond that of salvation. It is a sweet relationship. We are called to His presence (Ephesians 2:11-18) and called to be confident in that presence (Hebrews 4:16) because we are His friends (John 15:15). As Isaiah 26:3 says, “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.”
God’s peace transcends earthly matters, as Philippians 4:4-7 illustrates. Believers are to be “anxious for nothing,” for God promises to “guard your hearts and minds.” It is a peace “which transcends all understanding”; that is, to the worldly mind, such peace is incomprehensible. Its source is the Holy Spirit of God, whom the world neither sees nor knows (John 14:17).
The Spirit-filled Christian has a peace that is abundant, available in every situation, and unlike anything that the world has to offer (John 14:27). The alternative to being filled with the Spirit and His peace is to be filled with alarm, filled with doubt, filled with foreboding, or filled with dread. How much better to let the Spirit have control and perform His work of growing fruit to the glory of God!
As we leave Mass on Sunday the priest always says “Go in Peace”
Now I see those three little words so differently.
We are taking the Spirit with us all week.
Pete & I had the good fortune to go to Stockbridge MA this week. As we were walking around this beautiful town I saw the sign pointing to The Divine Mercy Chapel –
Of course I had to go. It was so beautiful inside & out. The people were there saying the Divine Mercy Prayers.
It was an honor to be there. The beauty that people experience as they pray, so devote and humble.
I felt at Peace as I watched them pray.
Take the Peace of the Spirit with you all week ~ Peace be with you all.