We know what are pieces!
For example, these 👆 are the glass pieces.
Now what is peace?
Oh! It’s very difficult to express peace in human vocabulary. Peace is an experience. Peace is something we all seek. We are always working towards peace.
Peace with self
We need to be at peace with self. Some people are at war with self. This dilemma drives some people to take drastic extreme steps. We have to be at harmony with oneself.
Peace with relatives
We need peace in all our relationships. Peace between parents and children, husband and wife is absolutely necessary. Without such peace, the whole house can be turned into war zone.
Peace with everyone
We need peace with our neighbours and friends and colleagues and community. The point I am driving is that we need lot of peace and patience while dealing with self and others.
Finally we need peace with God. We need some great source of peace to sustain our peace and to be at peace with everyone.
Peace is defined as, “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.”(Miriam-Webster dictionary) Peace is something so fragile, I like to compare it with glass. Little extra force on it and it will shatter. Often, our peace gets disturbed by so many things and people.
Logic of topic
The reason I chose the topic, “peace and not pieces” is to highlight the importance of maintaining the integrity of our peace and calm.
The source of peace
John 14:27 NASBS
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
I love this scripture quote on peace. These are the words Jesus Christ spoke just before he left for home journey. He realised the agony his disciples were going through because of his impending death on the cross.
The cross could not disturb his peace.
Isaiah 9:6 NASBS
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Jesus Christ is the prince of peace.
Hebrews 7:2 NASBS
to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
Jesus Christ is like, Melchizedek who was a king of peace.
Ocean of peace
This Jesus Christ has so much peace almost like an ocean, so that he could share it with his disciples. The disciples were totally disturbed and discouraged.
Relevance for today
Today these words are as true as it was in the past. His peace is available to everyone. Go and take it freely.
Revelation 22:17 NASBS
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
Prayer for you
Colossians 3:15 NASBS
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Take it to the Lord
Today if your peace has been shattered like glass, take all those broken pieces to the Lord. He will mend it and fill you in and out with his own peace. Ask him for his own peace to fill you.
Shalom (means peace)🕊️
Salutation from Bible blogger 🙏🌹🙇