Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Nations of the world have pursued peace since the end of World War 2. That war ended with the use of a destructive weapon that annihilated two cities in Japan. The peace that followed was called The Cold War. During this uneasy time, peace seemed to be maintained by which nation had the more powerful stockpile of armaments.
Groups seeking peace sought the governments asking them to render harmless their weapons. But then we had smaller, lesser known nations entered the atomic age.
One of the present wars our nation wages is because of the presence of what has become known as weapons of mass destruction.
The followers of God know that our world will not have real and lasting peace until Jesus comes again. He, himself, tells us He doesn’t bring the same peace that the world gives.
Picture two boys fighting. An adult breaks up the melee. The boys more or less call a truce. Things go on fine, for a while. Then one of them crosses the line, words start heating up, and fists begin to fly. They are on the ground giving each other a beat down.
How long does the peace last? Until the next time one feels he’s been cheated. World peace seems to be as tenuous.
As God’s children, we have to petition Him to show us how to live in order to attain true peace.
In the above scripture, Jesus tells us not to trouble our hearts and not to fear. The only way we can do this is when we have a viable relationship with Him.