"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid".
(John 14:27 KJV)
As we become more knowledgeable and mature, we should be looking for the extra surprises that can be found in Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. One of them is "shalom," the Hebrew word for peace in scripture. But it is special. It conveys a feeling of intent and emotion when spoken as a greeting that is more peaceful than just "hello" or "goodbye." It conveys a feeling of wholeness, completeness, contentment, rest, health, welfare, perfection and fullness. That is why in the verse above Jesus says "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth ..." His peace is that special complete and perfect peace that only He can give and will give to His children.
Here are a few of the Scriptures found in the Bible that try to describe God's special Peace. It was prophesied that Jesus would be "the Prince of Peace" in Isaiah 9:6. The true peace comes from God to and God is said to be "the God of peace" found in Romans 15:33. In Philippians 4:7, the peace of God is so wonderful that it "passeth all understanding". God's peace is able to "keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7).
Yes, God's peace is special and something we should all strive to obtain because this "shalom" gives a lasting warm perfect feeling of God's love and care for you. Once you have felt it (the peace), you will want to feel it again! (Like God is hugging you and saying "Well done, My good and faithful servant.")
Often, "peace" is far from us and we feel "guilty" of helping to put Jesus on His Cross when we have and are "sinning" or disobeying God's Word. If this feeling is yours, come join us as we get to know that God is Awesome. Our God created love and this special "peace" for which our language has no good word.
Join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others and reminding ourselves about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. There are plans for more during the week of Bible Discussions in homes. Prayer meetings are on Wednesday at 7:00 PM with Bible Study. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill