Knowing peace…

I’ve been thinking about this since I first saw it, close to two weeks ago. I know for many (myself included, at least at times!) peace has been hard to come by in this time of quarantine. There are just too many unknowns – people are wondering if they will have jobs when they are allowed to work again, how their children will be cared for once they do go back to work, what the financial implications of all of this be, whether they or someone they love will be seriously ill.

With all these questions, finding peace can be difficult. Difficult, but not impossible.

For Christians, an important part of knowing peace is knowing God’s presence. It’s in those times when God feels distant, that we most struggle with finding peace. But the Bible tells us that God is with us always. That promise is found in both the Old Testament and the New.

In fact, it is one of final things that Jesus says to his followers, after he has risen and before he goes back to heaven.

We can know peace, because we know God’s character: God is steadfast, strong, and true. His promises do not fail.

So until tomorrow, dear friends, may you know peace even in the midst of not knowing what comes next. May you trust the promises of God, and know that God is with you always.

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