by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Peace. Shalom. Pax. Paz. Paix. Solh. der friede. Tutkium.
There are many different ways to say the word Webster defines as freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. The state of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence.
Be at peace. Hold your peace. Peace of mind. A moment’s peace. Peace and quiet. Peace and goodwill. Rest in peace.
How many of us strive for peace in our lives? We look for peace in our homes. We look for peace in our jobs. We look for peace in our neighborhoods. We desire the absence of conflict. The freedom from fear of violence. We long for things to be copacetic. Hunky-dory. Ducky. All right.
The apostle Paul told the people in Colossi true peace comes from allowing Jesus Christ to rule in our hearts.
When it feels as if our lives are disturbed to the point of falling apart, conflict surrounds us on every side, or people just can’t seem to get along … we need to throw out the anchor and ground ourselves in the truth of where we can find peace.
Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. It is in him alone we are able to find true, lasting peace. Peace the world can’t understand, but peace that takes away our fears nonetheless.
Maybe peace begins with always being thankful.
Where do you believe peace begins?
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And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15
I wish you well.
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This post originally appeared on Woven and Spun November 3, 2013.