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Are You Seeking Peace?

Back in 1981, I sold life insurance. My duties required me to visit an old man living in the hills south of Monticello. As always, I was racing around trying to get as much done as possible that day. When I got to his house way back off the main road, it was an old wood sided structure, with weathered gray siding. The front porch went all the way across the house, and the old weathered man was sitting in his rocking chair on the porch looking at a fantastically beautiful view of a rock cliff in the distance, which reflected the warm afternoon sun. There were birds circling in the distant sky, and in the scene, there was tremendous peace. The old man was very tranquil so we just sat there quietly for some time enjoying the treasure of that summer afternoon. Peace.

Peace is hard to find on the earth. Many people try to induce peace by injecting or swallowing drugs, or by some other artificial solution, but only the things of God will bring true peace to your life. Fellowship, a wondrous sunset, the satisfaction of a job well done are great means to temporary peace, but there is One who always brings peace. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, is the author of peace.

Here are some peace verses from the Scripture:

Col. 3:5, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. and be thankful."

Psalm 29:11, "The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace."

Phil 4:7, "And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

We can, and many do, search the world over looking for peace, but lasting peace only comes from Christ. Turn your eyes upon Jesus for He cares for you.

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