Christ Himself is our way of peace. EPHESIANS 2:14 TLB
It’s good to be alone when we’re in prayer, when we need to hear the still, small voice of God as we seek answers and direction. Equally good and as essential to living the life God created us to live is being together—physically present for one another—to offer encouragement, comfort, and strength. It’s true for the elderly living alone in our neighborhoods. It’s true for the neglected child, the recently widowed family member, and the single or divorced friend. Jesus is our constant comfort, and we are now His hands, His feet, and His love to those around us. “In response to all He has done for us, let us outdo each other in being helpful and kind to each other and in doing good” (Hebrews 10:24 TLB).
Good things driven by love and done for the glory of God are the only things that will last beyond the lives we’re living. A kindness shown, an encouraging word spoken, a helping hand offered, a simple hug given—each one becomes a reminder that we’re not alone in this difficult world. Knowing we’re not alone gives us peace of heart and mind, which God has given in fullest measure through Jesus, who is our way of peace.
Let me be a reminder to someone every day of Your peace and presence, Lord.
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