Saturday, December 5, 2020

Have a Peace Filled Christmas

Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] John 14:27 AMPC

Jesus has a gift for you this Christmas. It's something that will come in handy during what may be a harried holiday season at the end of this difficult year and the beginning of a new year full of unknowns. Before Jesus died on the cross for you and I, He was having a talk with His disciples and He mentioned that He had left them, and us, something in His last will and testament. He left us His peace. He was and is the Prince of Peace. His thoughts, His emotions, the essence of Who He is peace. And that supernatural peace is now legally ours to possess. It's been bequeathed to us by the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

However, as with any gift, we have a choice whether or not to open it and use it. Jesus left us us His peace, but if we don't choose to receive it and allow it to rule in us, we will still be pulled hither and yon by every anxious thought, by every wind and wave of circumstance and by every tumultuous emotion.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, December 6th at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. I think that one line from this verse from John has helped me to form my faith more than any other : "Not as the world gives do I give to you." We should all seek the peace of Jesus, especially now in this tumultuous Advent season.

  2. {{{*hug*}}}
    such a perfect passage and in that translation.
    it brings the meaning home to my heart.


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