"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
~ 2 Corinthians 4:7
Someone recently asked me what peace was to me? I answered, "Peace is when the silence overwhelms all the noise."
I don't think that is what the person was really asking, because she then refocused the question and asked me again, "Todd, what does it mean to have peace in your life?"
It's something that we all want. I guess I needed to refrain my response. Perhaps I should have said, "Real peace is when God overwhelms all the circumstances of my life and of the lives of those around me."
I am reminded of Jesus' words, "In this world you will have troubles but be brave: I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Every time we allow for Christ to overcome the things in this world, we then understand how peace can exist. It is so important for the people around us to see that peace of Christ reflected in our eyes, our hands, and our words.
May the peace of Christ overwhelm every obstacle, every doubt, every problem you may encounter. Remember, Christ has overcome the world, and we are invited to live in this peace!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.