For those who truly follow and seek to love and obey (yes, “obey”) Jesus, just like He came, peace comes. Yes it does, but in His time and as the Lord so chooses.
He said “In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer- I have overcome the world.” We want to get there now don’t we? We want any sense of trial and suffering ENDED… pronto! Me too, trust me.
But in the end comes The. End. A lot of folks aren’t ready for that just yet and in His mercy, God calls us to Himself.
Advent is among other things, a time to sense His call to you and me and it’s a call to HIS peace. It’s not some sort of deal we can make -but on His terms.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” -Jesus in John 14.27
Does this sound like a mean, corrosive God Who cannot wait to crush you like a bug?!! Not at all.
The Prince of Peace is not only “The Door” (see John 10.7 for details) but (in John 6.37) He will never turn anyone away who comes to Him.
May you seek, find and trust in Him this Christmas and beyond!
As always, thanks for stopping by:) -Glenn