God send forth peace that this world cannot offer. Peace emanate within in our hearts. It is a blessed peace of knowing God and His goodness to us. Peace will only takes place when we are living in the truth and following an example of Christ Jesus, who is the Prince of peace. Peace is the beginning of all the wonderful things in life. “Where there is faith, there is love; where there is love, there is peace; where there is peace, there is God; and where there is God; there is no need,” Leo Tolstoy quipped.
Peace is not the availability of our basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. It is not the absence of war and misunderstanding. Peace does not commence when we are successful, famous and powerful. Honor, fame and material success are not the foundation of real peace but the beginning of pride and self-righteousness. If we only think of our personal merits, dignity and progress in life we could not attain real peace. In every achievement that we have, let us always acknowledge that God is behind it.
When peace reigns in every heart, generosity takes place. Peace only begins when we experience the kindness of God deep within us and be able to share our resources to those in dire need. Giving alms and serving our fellowmen is the manifestation of real peace and inner joy. When there is no peace, we will continue to hunger and thirst for it, but no food or water could satiate our longings. If there is no peace life could not reach the maximum level of satisfaction. We keep on searching, but found nothing worth living for.
Our deepest desire for a genuine peace can be found in Jesus alone. He is the fountain of life constant and boundless coming from heavens above. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you, as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”. A peaceful mind creates a joyful spirit. Let the blessed peace which is coming from God begin in our lives today.