“Peace Be With You” – by Bryan Johnston

“Who is this (Jesus)? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Mk. 4:41) The Prince of Peace has the power to calm the seas and stop the storms. He can cure every disease and restore every physical ailment. Jesus can overcome every military force and erase every spiritual attacker. Jesus defeated sin through his sacrificial death and triumphed over the grave. His body was resurrected. Which is easier for our Lord to say “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say to a lame man, “Get up and walk?” (Lk. 5:23) For our Lord both are a piece of cake. Jesus is mighty to save. He has the power to bring perfect peace that overcomes every storm of life.

The peace of Christ is a raging river of life. His love and mercies never cease. The Lord is the well-spring of life that never runs dry. As followers of Christ, we have this gift of life through the presence of the Holy Spirit living and welling up inside of us. The Prince of Peace continually restores, redeems, and sets our life straight. Do you have….

Do you have peace like a river in your soul? Are you experiencing the power and presence of peace in your life? What is keeping you from giving the control of your life over to God? What is hindering you from letting the Lord have every part of you? Let the body of Christ, his church, help you. We are called to be people of peace, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons (and daughters) of God.” (Mt. 5:9) Have faith and believe. Give your life to the Prince of Peace who defeated sin and death with his own life. His death has brought us life. We can choose to die to ourselves and live for him.You can trust in him. He appeared to his disciples, showed them his nail scarred hands, and even ate a meal with them. Hear him say, “Peace be with you.”


(Bryan is a gospel minister at the North Bend, Oregon Church of Christ, in North Bend, Oregon USA)

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