“PEACE BE WITH YOU,” said JESUS.
“Peace be with you (John 20:19).”
“Peace be with you (John 20:21).”
“Peace be with you (John 20:26).”
What in the world was going on that Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” three times in the same chapter? His friends’ world was falling apart, that’s what was happening.
Our world is upside down right now and fear is rampant. Our nation is blindly sliding into hell. We see this, we know it, and yet we wonder what to do? The disciples felt this kind of confusion and fear when they saw Jesus crucified. Jesus understands–sometimes we just do not know what to do.
Jesus came to guide our feet into the way of peace. We need peace the most when it is dark. “The sunrise from on high shall visits us . . . and shine on those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
What about you? How is your peace level in your current trial? The Lord gave me something to share specifically for us in this hour of darkness. He said:
You must reach deeper than your personal alliances with family members and best friends. Go deeper! Where is your soul anchored? On good news? Bad news? Family loyalty? Friends who do not forsake you?