“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14: 27, New Living Translation)
Jesus gave his followers a special treasure. His teachings and his living love bestowed upon his disciples an enduring peace, one that transcended human circumstances and was the ready solution for all fear.
Jesus knew the world would offer plenty of enticements to satisfaction and joy. It calls each of us often to look in every direction for a sense of settled certainty and comfort. And while earthly hopes can lead us to new horizons and experiences, these very goals can bring with them confusion, overwhelm, loneliness, and often a continued yearning for more.
The Christ brought a solution to that unsettled state of being. He revealed the Truth of our oneness with God, our spiritual being and our divine sonship. Jesus demonstrated that this very Christ-consciousness was a constant and ready sanctuary for the thought and a glow of tender love in the heart. This peace was not personal to Jesus, but the universal reality of Life that Jesus revealed so beautifully and proved through his own life and resurrection.
Don’t be timid and don’t delay. Claim this peace that is within you. The outside world will try to distract you from it, but the Truth is still there, assuring you that you are the child of Love and Life and that all is, indeed, well.
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