The Presentation of Peace

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27

These words were spoken by Jesus, to His disciples, in the upper room at the last supper.  He knew what lay before Him in the coming hours, yet His priority was to offer comfort and hope to His disciples.  He was not concerned for His own suffering, rather He was reminding His dear and devoted friends of what was true, regardless of how things appeared.  In this wonderful, yet sometimes challenging season, I too, find comfort in His word.  He is truth.  He is life.  In Him, we can place our trust and let fear be far from us.

Peace came and made His presence known

image by Stevan Lasorella

image by Stevan Lasorella

when He entered earth and left His throne.

Though Christ the King, His entry here,

in a meager stable, the babe came near.

No fanfare, nor an ornamental throne,

yet the heavens declared and made it known.

Unto us, the Son is given.

Unto us, we’d become forgiven.

The shepherds in the fields that night,

took in such a monumental sight.

For from the birth of one so small,

would come salvation, for us all.

Imagine, as upon Him they did gaze,

the awe and wonder, at the Ancient of Days.

God and King, yet infant child,

powerful and mighty, yet meek and mild.

He came to seek and save the lost,

He lived and loved and paid our cost.

Trouble and fear He’s overcome,

His peace He leaves, in Him, it’s done.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You alone are our Peace.  Thank You that Your very presence is the promised peace on which we can depend.  When fear and trouble come, help us trust in You.  Forgive us for allowing fear a foothold, and grant us strength to grasp the magnitude of Your love and grace.  Teach us to live each day as if it were our last, and to make each moment matter.  Thank You for the glorious gift of Your Son, Jesus, that provided the path for our salvation.  Lead us in love today and always, Lord, so that the light we share may lead many to come to call You King.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present