Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – Jn 14:27
The kind of peace that only Jesus can give.
It is not the peace of sitting in silence or feeling no inner conflicts or or stress or worries. It is much more than that.
The peace that Jesus gives is the peace of knowing we are not alone. It is the peace that comes with trusting that Jesus is with us in both the calm and the turmoil.
It is knowing – deep within our hearts – that Jesus is our peace.
My peace I give you, Jesus tells us. .
And no one can take it away.
Jesus, thank you for your gift of peace. Help us to trust in it and to trust in you. No matter what is going on in our hearts or minds, help us to know you are always with us.