For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
We have listened throughout our lifetime to the continuing promises of peace and progress made by the educators and the legislators and the scientists, but so far they have failed to make good on any of them.
Perhaps it is an ironic thought that fallen men, though they cannot fulfill their promises, are always able to make good on their threats!
Well, true peace is a gift of God and today it is found only in the minds of innocent children and in the hearts of trustful Christian believers. Only Jesus could say: “My peace I give unto you….Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid!” (see John 14:27).
Surely the “great” of this world have underestimated the wisdom of the Christian, after all. When the Day of the Lord comes, he may stand like Abraham above the burning plain and watch the smoke rising from the cities that forgot God. The Christian will steal a quick look at Calvary and know that this judgment is past!
Thank you, Lord, for Your Spirit who apportions to our souls a kind of “peace which passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). Only You can provide that kind of peace in a world dominated by war and conflict.