June 13 - John 14:27

Thursday, June 13, 2013

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Jesus promised the peace that the host of angels proclaimed at his birth – the salvation of the world.

Presidents and world leaders declare peace when a war comes to a close; but it doesn’t last long.  Before too long, a man of peace is replaced by another and another who have no memory of times when wars disturbed their country and soon, greed and corruption leads to unrest.

In Isaiah 11, we read:

“The wolf will live with lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goad, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.  The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:6-19, New International Version).

That is what peace looks like. While Creation existed in paradise, that is what peace looked like. When God restores creation, peace will look like that once more.