Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. John 14:27
Pastor Franklin Logsdon told of an elderly friend who was rushed to the hospital for an emergency operation. The man’s son arrived just as the father was being wheeled into the operating room and asked, “How are you, Dad?” The father said simply, “Even though the storm is raging without, Son, there is always calmness when the Prince of Peace is in the vessel.”
Recalling the incident, Pastor Logsdon later wrote, “The peace which our Savior gives is exclusive in its origin, for it is a peace which the world cannot give. It is exceptional in its character, for it is not what the world speaks about, fights and dies for…. No, it is something real, something restful, something refreshing.”
The Bible says, “You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them” (Psalm 89:9). During difficult times we find strength in God’s faithfulness. During emergencies, we find strength when the Prince of Peace is captaining our lives.
As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in His peace. F. B. Meyer