Oh sweet peace… Lent 6

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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Oh sweet peace…such an illusive thing in this world.

When Jesus speaks to His disciples, He knows the future and He knows that true peace will not be something found in this world but only through Him. Jesus is the One who sacrificed His life for us ensuring an eternity covered under grace and love. A glory-filled and peaceful future. This verse still speaks to us today. It rings true and is comforting.

Struggle is an integral part of life. Succumbing to despair over struggle is a choice. I don’t know if all encompassing peace will ever be attained in this lifetime; but, I rest my heart, my soul, and my hope on Jesus and I know that peace will come.

It will come…someday.

Greater Love

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“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”. John 15:12

The Gospel of John is a virtual love letter to Christians. It’s full of love, love and more love.

Jason Mraz sings:

Your Love, is bigger than a rain cloud
It covered up my whole skies
It’s filling up my heart,
My heart with
Love, Love, Love, Love, Love
More than I ever need
giving me
Love, Love, Love

When the new year began, there were many who encouraged me to come up with a word for the year. A word to live by this 2015. I really didn’t put much thought into this request. But, I have now.

After studying John, I’m taking on love. I’m going to love, love, love everyone. I figure the worst that can happen is they’ll throw some love back to me. How can loving others not result in loving thoughts, feelings and good things? And if it doesn’t, I still love.

Jesus commanded it…I’m going to do it.

With Love,
Linda