April 18, 2022

The Peace of Christ

May your eyes be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there.'

1 Kings 8:29
We seek God in magnificent cathedrals and opulent sanctuaries, but he comes to us where we are—in rooms where we have locked ourselves away, in the places where we hide from others, from God, from ourselves. In Christ, God's peace comes to the unenlightened and the undeserving. No matter who we are or where we are on life's journey—no matter who we think we are or how well we are hiding, God loves us and offers us a peace that surpasses our understanding.

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 
 John 20:19
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Be with me in my darkness, Lord, and grant me your peace.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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