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He Is Our Peace

Meg

"But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:13-14, HCSB).

In Ephesians 2, the Apostle Paul is writing to the Gentile believers in Ephesus, and affirming that they, to, are now part of the kingdoms of God. He explains how Christ bridged the gap between the Jews and Gentiles and gave the opportunity of everlasting life for all who believe. Perhaps there were doubts among the people. Perhaps the Jewish believers were set against the Gentile belivers. Whatever the case, they needed this reminder that they were all part of one body of believers. Jesus tore down the gap between the Jews and Gentiles. Through his death and resurrection he made a way for everyone to go to heaven.

He became our peace.

Our peace.

What a wonderful thought, and one I often needed to be reminded of.

In the middle of a world that is full of arguments and strife, of people saying that some belong to God and that other’s do not, God gives us peace.
He gives us peace that only comes from Him.

Peace that passes all understanding.

Peace in the knowledge of our salvation.

Peace that He will provide.

Peace in the middle of chaos.

Peace on the calm days as well.

Peace that never leaves.

Peace that dwells within us.

Oh what a wonderful peace!

Where do you sense God’s peace today?

Lord, give me some peace please?

Meg

When I heard my husband was going to be deployed, one of the things I struggled with the most was finding peace about the situation. I was worried about my husband’s safety while he was over seas. I was worried about living in a house by myself. I was worried about taking care of the household finances. I was worried about traveling to visit family on my own. I was worried about going to the store, at night without my personal bodyguard (aka husband) by my side. I was anxious about all of these things. Any sense of peace was far from me. In essence, I was a mess. I really needed to ask the Lord for help.
Luke 11:10 says,
“For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” (NIV).
God was ready and waiting to give me peace, when I asked for it.
That peace made such a difference in how I looked at the impending deployment. Yes, I still had times when I worried, but beneath it all, I felt God’s comfort through it all.
Here are a few verses on peace that I hold close to my heart. Hopefully they’ll be a blessing to you as well:
•    “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11 NIV).
•    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NIV).
•    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7 NIV).