by Pastor Ken
Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
Who is a person of peace?
Have you ever been around someone who is obviously at peace with their life and everything around them—even when everything around them isn’t peaceful? How do you feel when you are around them? Did you know you can be that kind of person—that you can have that kind of peace? You can when you put yourself in the presence of Jesus.
One of the best ways to do this is to read the Gospels, which are the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Reading the words Jesus Himself spoke is comforting, calming, and peaceful. His words ARE peace.
The other day, while I walked in nature, I listened to the Gospel of John. I imagined myself in the Gospel story. I could hear Jesus saying “Throw your net on the right side (21:6).” In my mind’s eye, I pictured a catch of 153 fishes. I envisioned Peter jumping into the water and hurrying to Jesus. I pictured the risen Jesus eating the fish while His disciples gathered around.
Just listening to the Gospel story filled my heart with peace! I believe this is because I spent time with Jesus, who spreads peace wherever He goes, even today.
Will you let Jesus’ peace visit you by reading or listening to His story?
Give me the courage, strength, and wisdom to read and take to heart the words of Jesus so that I can have peace in my life.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.