My reflection today continues from Fresh Bread:
“ Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them ‘Peace be with you.’￼￼ John 20:19
Jesus, you stand before me.
I feel it in my heart.
I sense you saying to me:
Peace be with you,￼
￼ in your pressing days.
amid your fragmentation.
within your loneliness.
with your concern of others.
among those you care for.
around your many questions.￼￼￼￼￼￼
peace, peace be with you,
for I am here. I am with you.
I offer you peace, my peace.￼
believe in me and my offer.￼￼
I will take you far beyond
all the fears, all the worries.
I will sink your spirit in calm,
In quiet, in truth, in me.￼￼￼￼
rest in me. rest in me.￼
peace be with you.”￼ – Joyce Rupp￼
￼With all the struggles that are going on in our lives and in our world, the only one that can bring total peace is our God.￼
The word peace is used 429 times in the Bible.￼
I guess God is trying to tell us some thing.
￼Now let us ask Jesus to bring peace into our lives and into our hearts.￼
May the peace of Christ remain in our hearts and in our homes.￼