Friday, April 19, 2013

A Gift the World Cannot Give

John 14:27 -- "I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."

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This has been a hard week on a lot of people. It has been a troubling moment for the whole world. My heart and prayers continue to pour out for those affected by the Boston Marathon explosion.

Just before Jesus was arrested and crucified He gave his disciples some much needed comfort for the struggles He knew lie ahead. He leaves them with the gift of peace of mind and heart. What more is there when the world has turned upside down than knowing, having an inner peace, that all will be right in the end.

This is no guarantee that the world can possess. The world is full of sin, chaotic energy and darkness -- there are not assurances there. But with the Father, our Creator, there is a holy promise that justice will be served.

Romans 12:19 --"Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord."

This is a great comfort -- there is not need to fear. Because not only can the world not give you peace of mind, the world also cannot take away your peace of mind as long as you hold onto God's precious gift. There will always be trouble, persecutions and senseless acts of evil. However, more importantly, there will always be good and light shinning in the world, there will always be God to comfort you and deliver justice. There will always be Jesus waiting for the divine moment to turn the key of death's door and free the world of sin forever. There is a great victory in our future, so do not be afraid. Hold onto God gift to you, peace of mind and heart, and do not every let it go.

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