Sweet Peace, the Gift of God's Love

Let the peace of God rule in your hearts. --Colossians 3:15
Recommended Reading: Colossians 3:12-15

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Have you noticed how many "wars" are raging around us? I'm not talking just about military conflicts. We have a way of branding everything a war. There's a war on coal, a war on drugs, and a war on poverty. Companies get into bidding wars, neighbors get into wars of words, and Microsoft and Apple are duking it out in tablet wars. Not to be outdone, churches sometimes engage in worship wars.

Some wars are worth fighting, and some are unavoidable. But what we most need is peace -- peace in our world, in our homes, in our churches, and peace in our hearts. One day the Prince of Peace will come, and "of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end" (Isaiah 9:7). God will ultimately balance the scales of right and wrong. Until then, we can experience peace with God and the peace of God. Today fix your thoughts on Him. Turn your eyes to His promises. Place your circumstances in His hands. Claim His wonderful, wonderful peace, sweet peace, the gift of His love.

Peace, peace, sweet peace, wonderful gift from above. --Peter P. Bilhorn, hymnist
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