Having just finished my second unit of CPE, I am ready for some normal. I’ve been traveling every week for class about an hour from my home to get this unit. I had attended my first unit there too, but this time I was a little older, and also required to fill 8 overnight call shifts. This took me away from family and from church (as they were on Sunday, which I volunteered for) and I hated every shift. But that’s ok. It’s over now and I am finished with all of those things required from me. I am ready for some peace, a bit more of normal life now for a change.
But real peace can be had in the midst of any crisis, especially if you have the Lord. The verse today speaks of the peace of the Lord. The verse connects peace and thankfulness. I think that it intentional. Pail writes elsewhere that “I have learned to be content ” and this in every circumstance. Paul knew the secret of peace and thankfulness. This is something you an can develop when we consider that there is nothing in this earth that can overtake heaven, nothing which can eclipse that heavenly perspective.
I want you to have this peace as well. It is only found in the presence of Jesus. Seek it. Find it. Receive it.
God bless you today!