Good Morning August 28

There are many practices and systems being advanced today that are supposed to bring inner peace, or a measure of tranquility to the soul. It is certainly true that we need to find peace. Every news source brings another account of a natural or man made disaster. Most of the places people seek for peace provide only a temporary withdrawal from the world, and no lasting strength for life. At one of the most forboding time in the lives of His disciples Jesus said to them, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”(John 14:27) In the following three days God accomplished for us the atonement for our sins, the breaking of the powers of death, and the assurance of our everlasting life through faith in Him. Temporary withdrawals from the trials of life can be helpful, but what we need is the assurance our Lord is strengthening us for this day, and giving us hope for our future. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(16:33) Our peace is not in a technique but in a person, Jesus.