“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1 (ESV)
Peace is not an easy thing to find.
Living in a world where people constantly strive for power, dominance, success, and wealth – just to name a few – it can feel like we’re in a maelstrom that is completely out of our control.
But what peace is there in “having it all” when you don’t even have a relationship with the living God?
“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36)
Yet with the knowledge that Christ died for us; with the understanding that through His resurrection we too can have eternal life; with the assurance that faith in Him will give us the peace we truly long for deep inside, how can we do anything else but fall on our knees in awe and gratitude.
As Jesus said, “the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)
prayer : thank you Jesus for the gift of peace
action : meditate on God’s peace