Jesus comforted his disciples in John 14:27 by saying, “Peace I leave with you;my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Let not your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Note that the source of the peace is who not what!
As we prepare to live in thanksgiving and with peace the next 7 weeks I commend to you Dr. Don Demaray, retired Professor at Asbury Seminary, who shares this prayer from the Asbury Fall Reader 2010, KingdomTide,
“My son, listen to the fourfold truth: Desire to do another’s will before your own. Always choose o possess less rather than more. Habitually seek the lowest place, allowing others ahead of you. Consistently wish and pray for God’s will to come to complete realization in you. One who follows these four rules knows the reality of peace and rest.” –
Thomas A Kempis (Demaray ed.) The Imitation of Christ, 3:23:1
To know the reality of peace and rest is my utmost desire. To know Jesus more is the key! Lord, let it be so!