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Aug 31

Peace

In today’s hectic society and chaotic life that we live in, the opportunity of being at peace is most sought after. Today I will be writing about having the peace of Jesus, and how it is a wonderful gift from God.

Many of us Christians today do not fully comprehend how privileged we truly are to receive this great inheritance and gift.

Some of us might think that the peace of Jesus is merely restricted and constrained to the calmness of the spirit and soundness of the mind; however in the Bible, it declared that there’s more, far, far more.

In fact, “Shalom” is a Hebrew word for peace which I believe encompasses every aspect and area of our lives as Christians.

Our physical, mental and spiritual well-being as well as our daily needs are all part of Jesus’s gift to us through His perfect sacrifice on the cross.

What’s more, Jesus didn’t just give us any other peace, He gave us His peace, His shalom. The same peace through which He healed the sick and raised the dead. The same peace through which He calmed the raging storm into still waters. The same peace through which He provided for thousands of hungry people at once.

Everywhere Jesus went, perfect Shalom and peace followed our lovely Jesus. Reading from the Bible alone, I am marvelled by just how Jesus brings forth peace to everyone. The blind see, the lame walk, the oppressed rejoice. His very existence brought a peace that surpasses understanding to all around Him.

This is exactly the same peace and Shalom that Jesus wishes for us to receive and have. By giving up His life on the cross, Christ took up all the sufferings and the consequences of sin onto Himself. In exchange, He bequeathed to us His perfect peace, if only we’d receive it. If only we’d believe it.

The more we learn to understand what Jesus did for us, the more we’ll begin to see His Shalom and Peace manifest in our daily lives.

Let us not be troubled by this world and have that inner peace Jesus has, in us.

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

-Joshua Wong