I was thinking about what made this week better. I think it was the peace of Jesus Christ. Not the peace of the world which is like meditating and trying to think of nothing. That peace seems more like death or at least sleeping. The peace of Jesus, the savior, is more alive.
I like that word ‘ALIVE’. One of our friend’s husband died this week. Honestly it was a blessing because he struggled with cancer for a few years. But more than that, I normally would have been a lot more focused on how sad I am to loose him and his friendship. This week, however, I felt peaceful and all I could picture was him in heaven doing the things he loves and being with Jesus.
The peace of Christ our messiah enabled me to have a different perspective. Instead of focusing on me and what I will miss it enabled me to be happy for my friend and anticipate seeing him very soon.
John 14:27 “27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ” ESV2011