Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. John 14:27
If you’re not having a holly-jolly Christmas, what’s missing? If your mind is concerned about bank accounts, job statuses, and government decisions, perhaps something is absent. If Christmas formerly filled you with awe and inspiration, but this year seems to be just another day, ask yourself what has changed. Have you gone astray following after what the world considers peaceful and fulfilling?
To you, Jesus gives something very simple. To a heart warring within itself, Jesus touches you with His peace. A peace that is almost tangible. Truly comforting troubled hearts and lives with a word of hope. Jesus’ peace is gift-wrapped in His beautiful promises to you: forgiveness of wrongs, restoration of broken relationships, provisions for daily life, and a peace no one can quite comprehend. A peace that may just be lacking in your life. Merry Christmas – Jesus is giving you the very gift you need right now! May His peace be with you always.
Jesus, grant me your peace. Amen.