Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Peace as a gift! This is what the Teacher gives His students.
My peace – He says.
Not the kind of peace the world can give, but His peace.
The very peace Jesus had in His life.
The world offers a kind of peace, but it is always circumstance dependent. Peace if everything is going well. Peace if there is no trouble.
But this kind of peace vanishes with the wind when there isn’t enough money, when enemies surround or sickness comes.
The peace of Jesus allowed Him to be content in heart and restful in every circumstance, both good and bad.
He could sleep in the boat in the middle of a storm. Keep His head when violently opposed. Radiate peace even as He was beaten and crucified!
The peace Jesus gives is not dependent on what is going on around us, but what is going on inside of us. It is the very real and felt presence of a powerful and loving God.
If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
At home with God! That’s unshakable peace. Undisturbed by even the severest of life’s trials! This is the presence of the Holy Spirit!
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.