John 14:27-29 – “Peace I leaue with you, my peace I giue vnto you, not as the world giueth, giue I vnto you : let not your heart bee troubled, neither let it bee afraid. Ye haue heard how I saide vnto you, I goe away, and come againe vnto you. If ye loued mee, yee would reioyce, because I said, I go vnto the Father : for my Father is greater then I. And now I haue told you before it come to passe, that when it is come to passe, ye might beleeue.”
The PEACE THAT PASSES ALL HUMAN UNDERSTANDING is given unto us by Jesus, not what the world offers but what God offers to us through Jesus the Son of God, shalom (God’s Peace) from the Father. The kind of peace, that Jesus assures us, will guard our hearts from being troubled and protect us from being afraid. Have you ever worried yourself through an event in your life and found after it was all over that not one moment of any of your worry ever solved any dilemma that you faced? That’s because worry brings no resolve nor offers any solutions. What brings us through difficult times is prayer and trust that the Lord will take all situations, even when they are awful moments, into a future that is more than we can imagine, even when we have to go on in life with everything changed.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you” this peace that Jesus leaves his disciples is about the end of these verses. “And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it is comes to pass, ye might believe”, so that, we are not be surprised by life, that we can live our life in harmony with God even when we sin or bad things come our way to disturb our peace. Jesus calls us into his peace where we find the rest of God for living everyday in this world. Not what the world would offer to us as a false peace that only comes from our imaginations and is not lasting. Faith comes from believing in those things hoped for and found in those things that are unseen.
Have faith and trust in God, let your heart not be troubled. Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.