It seems each day brings more and more news of wars and terrorism. Even in the safety of our homes we are exposed to an evil world of hatred and anger. It’s pretty hard to find any peace of mind when everything around you is anything but free from it.
It can be difficult to walk through life with perfect peace, but wars and rumors have been around ever since humanity fell into sin. People aren’t always satisfied with their own boundaries – many seek power by overtaking others and obtaining land – in some cases the call for a holy war becomes anything but holy. People are destroyed, nations fall, calamity ensues and rationality takes a back seat.
So where do we go for peace when all of this is waging around us? God tells us to come to Him. He invites us to the security of His arms. He cuddles us in His soft wings and let’s us know that we will be OK as long as we trust in Him. Sounds too easy, doesn’t it? Some might even say it’s foolish to believe in anything that isn’t right in front of your face.
As human beings we want to control things. We don’t want to depend on someone else. It seems useless to trust in something you can’t see, but that is exactly what faith is – believing something without any logical proof. We may not be able to see God, but we have evidence of His existence in creation – in the dawn of each day – in each birth that takes place – in the weather – in His Holy Word
We will never experience perfect peace in this world, but we can have a taste of it when we become acquainted with the Prince of Peace.