Good Afternoon Family. Sorry for the delay...Hope everyone has a productive week. God willing, you'll hear more from me on tomorrow.
Today's Subject: Give Away Peace
Scripture Text: John 20:21
Jesus said to [his disciples] again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
-John 20:21 (NRSV
AS a professional musician, I pass through many busy airports, restaurants, and hotels all over the world and see many sad looks and faces that show a beaten-down spirit. It seems as if many people are merely existing.
Everyone has to deal with heartbreaks and challenges. Jesus' words to his disciples, "Peace be with you," bring me solace no matter what I face. For me, remembering that Christ offers us peace takes a heavy weight off my spirit so that I can live a fuller life.
Some of the people I see in my travels reflect peace in their appearance, their mannerisms, and how they treat others. I feel drawn to these people. As a result, no matter where I am in the world, I have tried over these years to share Christ's peace. Giving peace to another person involves more than our words. We can communicate Christ's peace with our smile, the kindness in our eyes, or the touch of a hand when someone is going through tough times -- and by doing so we draw others closer to Christ.
As we open our hearts day by day, Christ's peace can fill us so that we are able to freely share it with those we encounter.
Chad Jeffers (Tennessee, USA)
Dear Lord, fill us with your love and peace so those we meet will want to know you because of what they see in us. Amen.
Thought for the Day
What fills the heart shows in the face.