He transcends all understanding

Do you know the peace which passes all understanding (Phil.4:7)? In his farewell discourse Jesus grants peace as his gift to his disciples. What kind of peace does he offer? The peace of Christ is more than the absence of trouble.  It includes everything which makes for our highest good.  The world’s approach to peace is avoidance of trouble and a refusal to face unpleasant things.  Jesus offers the peace which conquers our fears and anxieties.  Nothing can take us from the peace and joy of Jesus Christ.  No sorrow or grief, no danger, no suffering can make it less.  Jesus also speaks of his destination and ultimate triumph over the powers of evil in the world.  In the eyes of the world the cross stood for shame, humiliation, and defeat.  Jesus went to the cross knowing that it would lead to victory over the powers of sin and of Satan.  Jesus also knew that he would return to his Father in glory.  The cross brought glory to Jesus and to the Father and it is our way to glory as well.  In the Cross of Christ we find true peace and reconciliation with God.  Do you live in the peace of Jesus Christ?

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