THE PEACE OF GOD
“The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”
Psalms 29:11 KJV
Rev. Warren D. Cornell wrote one of my favorite hymns “Wonderful Peace”. “Peace, peace, wonderful peace, Coming down from the Father above! Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray In fathomless billows of love!” There is nothing like the peace of God. Only God can give us real peace.
We are living in a world that is filled with hatred and violence. We need peace in our homes, in our schools and in our country. However, we will never have real peace in our country until we stop all this fighting and violence. We point the finger of guilt at politicians and at the president.
However the Bible makes it very clear that it is Christians who need to repent. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
If we say we are a child of God then we need to act like we are His child. Our Heavenly Father loves us unconditionally even when we do things to hurt Him and we should love one another unconditionally. Loving one another unconditionally is not an option, it is a commandment.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34). Can we honestly say we love one another unconditionally as He loves us? If not, we are hurting Him and breaking His heart.
Joanne LoweOctober 31, 2018