by Pastor Ken
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
There are so much sad, and horrible stories from all around the world in regarding people suffering at the hands of corrupt and rebellious rulers. But sadly, this is not something new. It has been happening for centuries.
However, there is hope for even the most horrible situations. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), who served as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, made an indelible mark on the ‘page’ of true and fair leadership.
Barak Obama said, “We are grateful to continue to be blessed with his [Nelson Mandela] extraordinary vision, leadership, and spirit. And we strive to build upon his example of tolerance, compassion, and reconciliation.”
All throughout the Bible, you can see how important it is to let the peace of God—the His fair, peaceful, gracious rule—govern your heart. In doing so you will find it easier to live peacefully with those you call family, friends, and fellow citizens.
Prayer: Dear God, please let Your peace rule my heart and let my life serve to bring peace to others. In the name of Jesus, who is our Prince of Peace, I pray, amen.