We should always strive for peace. No matter how hectic life may get and
no matter what goes on all around us, we can hold on to peace. The peace
that God offers can never be understood by the world's system. Peace that
surpasses understanding is given to those who seek it, pursue it and hold
on to it with all of their might. The world would have us think that peace
can be attained by having the material possessions, the fancy houses, the
beautiful cars, the perfect physical appearance, but I want you to know
that nothing this world can give you can fill your heart with peace. That
type of peace may be had for a short time, but once the glamour and the
temporary joy that material possession brought fades away, that same
emptiness and void that they felt before, will be felt again. True lasting
peace can only come from the Lord. He is the one who takes the void that
is in each of our hearts and fills it with love, joy and peace that we
can't fully comprehend. His abiding peace is something that money can't
buy and something this world can't give to anyone. This supernatural
peace comes by having a personal relationship with the Son of God.
When we surrender our will and our life and ask for His will to be done,
we cease our worldly wanting and we begin to want for only Him. We will
have never known what true love is without having the Lord's love in our
life. His love is without motive. It is pure. His love is giving, it is
healing, it is nurturing, it is encouraging and inspiring. His love is an
abiding love that is offered to all who call upon His Name in truth. The
Lord wishes to fill us was peace, with love, with joy and with a deep
knowing that nothing can take us out of His grasp. Always remember that
God loves you and wishes for you to be one with Him. If you are finding
yourself restless and seeking peace in other areas, I want you to know
that you will never find it in those places. The void in your heart can
only be filled by the One who created you.
Think on your life and see if you are lacking the peace that I speak of.
If you are, the Lord is right there with you. Simply call upon the Lord
and ask for His sustaining peace to enter into your heart and life.
Surrendering to the Lord is the best thing that I have ever done and the
best that you can ever do!
I hope this message ministers to your heart to see that peace is wanted
throughout all the world, but it can only be found in the Lord.
PEACE ON EARTH
In the midst of a world at war, Eleanor Roosevelt captured the mood at
Christmas 1942. “How completely the character of Christmas has changed
this year,” she wrote in her newspaper column. “I could no more say to you
a 'Merry Christmas' without feeling a catch in my throat than I could fly
to the moon!”
In September 1945, U. S. Navy chief radioman Walter G. Germann wrote his
son from a ship anchored in Tokyo Bay to tell him that the formal
surrender of Japan would soon be signed. “When you get a little older you
may think war to be a great adventure -- take it from me, it's the most
horrible thing ever done. I'll be home this Christmas...”
Home. To a world at peace.
In 1955 a thirteen-year-old Japanese girl died of "the atom bomb disease"
-- radiation-induced leukemia. Sadako Sasaki was one of many who suffered
the after-effects of those bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Japanese myth has it that cranes live for a thousand years, and anyone who
folds 1000 paper cranes will have a wish granted. So during her illness,
Sadako folded paper cranes, and with each crane she wished that she would
recover from her illness. She managed 644 cranes before she left this life
Sadako's classmates folded the remaining 356 cranes so that she could be
buried with a thousand paper cranes. Friends collected money from children
all over Japan to erect a monument to Sadako in Hiroshima's Peace Park.
The inscription reads:
This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on earth.
Each year people place paper cranes at the base of the statue to recall
the tragedy of war and to celebrate humanity's undying hope for peace. In
some places around the world, people fold paper cranes each holiday season
to use as decorations and as a symbol of their deep desire for lasting peace.
I, too, have a deep desire for a day when war will become a relic of the
past. I yearn for a day when we join hearts in union with one another,
while beating swords into plowshares and folding paper into cranes.
Peace on earth. The generation to accomplish it will truly be the greatest
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Colossians 3:15-16 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the
which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of
Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and
shew him My salvation.”
Psalm 56:9-11 “When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back:
this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise His word: in the LORD
will I praise His word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid
what man can do unto me.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry