The Prince of Peace
If you Google “what is peace?” you will find 216 million results in 0.18 seconds. Dozens of websites, articles and videos pop up, all claiming to know the elusive answer to what peace is. If peace is defined as a state of tranquility or serenity, then how many people would say they are at peace?
We all long for peace, and yet, storms, troubles, worries and fears surround us. How can we find peace in such turbulent times? When wars, terrorism and economic crises abound, how can we keep from freaking out? The answer is found in Jesus.
There was a time when Christ’s disciples found themselves on a lake in the middle of a terrible storm. As the wind and waves beat into their boat, they went to Jesus and said, “Master, don’t you care that we are perishing?” Jesus’ actions answered the question for them, as He arose and calmed the sea with the words, “Peace, be still.”
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” True peace isn’t found in a bottle of Jack Daniels, illegal drugs, or the latest pop psychology self-help fad. Peace is found only in the person of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
What storm do you find yourself in today? Relationship challenges, health issues, emotional struggles or a financial storm? Whatever it is, go to Jesus, and find peace and rest for your weary soul.
Pastor Chris Jordan