“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:7.
What does peace mean to you?
When I was young it meant that I was alone and I didn’t have to listen to anyone. It was quiet and calmness. After I had children, it was that time in the evening when the kids were all in bed and the house was quiet. One of the most “peaceful” places to me is at the top of a mountain. It is quiet and calm. Nature in all it’s beauty.
I looked up the definition of peace and it has to do with two parties not having strife between them. So can a person have peace with himself?
What is the price of peace? Well, that depends too. When the children were young it meant that I had to teach them obedience and self-discipline. That was a full time job, but it meant that there would be times of peace. (Assuming that they did learn, which my girls did for the most part. 🙂 )
Our country is in a time of turmoil. So many things are happening with the government. Some people are looking for peace by giving in to everything the government wants to do. They may have a sort of peace physically, but how can they have a true peace with themselves if they just hand over all their rights and the control of their lives to the government?
Okay, I’m going to rant a bit. Gun control is a big issue. The government wants to take away people’s guns in the name of peace. Will that solve the problem? Will crime go down and will people feel safe and at peace in their homes? No. Absolutely not. I feel safe and secure because I have guns. If the government takes the guns away from law abiding citizens because “guns kill people”, who will have guns? The criminals. Where will peace and security be then?
I believe that true peace can come with a relationship with God. Understanding that He is in control and trusting in His working all things out for your good. If only I could have the peace of God more often, especially in these troubling times.