Daily Devotion on John 20:19-31
Text: John 20:19-31
The leather head band is tied tight. The bell bottoms are dragging on the ground. The crowd sings California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas as thousands throw up two fingers in the air in the shape of a V. “Peace man! Peace on earth!”
Flower Power and Hippies ruled the 60s and 70s as countless Americans cried out for the end of the Vietnam War and the utopian dream of “peace.”
Two thousand years ago Jesus miraculously appeared to 10 of his disciples shortly after he rose from the dead. To these huddled and horrified men he offered for free what so many of this world (and so many hippies) spend a lifetime chasing after–peace.
That’s the beautiful thing about it though. You don’t have to buy it. You don’t have to work for it. You don’t have to picket or protest. Jesus simply offers you peace. He died to win it. Now he offers it for free. “My peace I give you,” he said.
It gets better.
This is real peace. This is the only kind of peace that matters. This is peace with God.
Because our sins are forgiven through the life and death of Jesus, we have a new righteousness and perfection. We are “clothed” with Christ. That means that we can now be in the presence of a holy and righteous God. That means that we can now dwell in his heavenly kingdom for all eternity.
What comfort! What joy! What peace!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, continually grant to me the peace that only you can give, a peace that passes all understanding. Sustain me then in my daily living knowing that this true peace with God assures me of life eternal with you! In your Saving name I pray. Amen.
Posted on April 11, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Church, Daily Devotions, Easter, Flower Power, Hippies, Jesus, John, John 20, Peace, Resurrection, School, World Peace. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.