Peace in the world

One rich man wanted to have peace. He gave advertisements in the newspapers asking counselors and consultants to help him. There were some calls and emails. One email was impressive. The person wrote about his long life and experience. He quoted a huge fee and promised to take him on a designated day and time. The journey would be long, and adventurous, but would reach a destination to have great peace. Desperate the rich man agreed, and both travelled. It was a mountainous route and the car stopped. The consultant opened the door, pointing out to a lonely path, he asked the rich man to walk one mile and he would find a big campus, where he could have peace. The consultant said, he could get peace, only when he went alone. When the rich man reached there, it was a World War I cemetery. He came running and shouting at the consultant, who replied: If you need peace, go and lie there, no other option.

Promise of peace: While there is a relentless pursuit for peace and happiness, it is a mirage. Whether it is individual peace or in family or community or between nationalities. Lord Jesus promised His disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) The Prince of Peace, the Son of God guarantees peace to His disciples.

Spiritual peace: Humans are rebels, disobedient, sinners, and enemies of God. They are reconciled to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. (II Corinthians 5:18-21)

Social peace: Christians could enjoy great peace, as God has promised that even enemies would be at peace with them when their ways, please God. (Proverbs 16:7)

Emotional peace: Those who are led by the Spirit will enjoy the fruit of the Spirit which includes joy and peace. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Mental peace: Paul exhorts believers to convert their worries to information to God through prayer, which will result in peace. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Do I enjoy the gift of peace?