Perfect Peace

As I write this article a squirrel scurries about in search of food, a cool breeze blows across the mountain top while I enjoy the warmth of a fire at our campsite. Some of the simplest things in life bring about the most peaceful times. When I think of true peace the text of Matthew 11:28-30 comes to mind, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Christ wants each of us to have a peace that surpasses all understanding Philippians 4:7. A true peace which Paul describes can only be found in Christ Romans 6. The apostle Paul knew of this perfect peace as he stated in Philippians 1 and the prophet Isaiah described in Isa 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” How many times is peace sought after with material things of this world which will pass away? The warmth of a fire and nature can truly remind one of the almighty God who created all things. The same God who so loves the world He gave His only begotten son to die in our stead. Do you seek peace which makes life worth living? When one gives them self in obedience to the Gospel true peace is obtained. In Acts 2 we read of those who were obedient to the Saviors call as Peter and the other inspired apostles preached to them. As they obeyed, the Lord added them to his church and then we see a peace like no other as they gathered together in a newness of life seeing to the needs of one another. The Eunuch in Acts 8, after Philip preached unto him Jesus and baptized him for the remission of his sins, went on his way rejoicing because of the peace he now had. You too can have a true peace even in the most troubled times of your life. The book of James states life is short but we know eternity is everlasting. Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth. Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net

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