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Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

peace at foundation Christian shcool“Peace be with you.”

That is exactly what the disciples needed in that moment.  Their Jesus had just been strung up on a cross.  He was their messiah King, but now, His body lay lifeless in a tomb.  They went all in on Jesus, and now He was gone.  Turmoil is probably a good word to describe what they were going through.

In the midst of the turmoil, some began to report seeing Jesus.  Now, alongside turmoil, the Jesus followers likely experienced hesitant excitement, maybe confusion.  Is He really alive?  Did some really see Him?  What the future held was still hazy.

With so much at stake, and whatever the particular mix of emotions, one thing is all but certain: the followers of Jesus were not peaceful.

Enter the risen Jesus into the debating crowd, and with words that ministered to the exact needs of His friends, He interrupts – “Peace be with you.”  Perhaps you are feeling the turmoil as well.  Wondering what your life is all about?  This past weekend is a reminder that Christ both died, and then rose again for you.  This week is a reminder of the peace we can have in Him.

The words He spoke are for you as well – “Peace be with you.”  Because He is risen, you can let the worry drip away, you can leave sin behind, and you can live a life full of peace.  Your future is secure in Him.  Peace be with you.

-Matt


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