Peace through Christ

Romans 5:1-2
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  That is such exciting news!  Because we have made Jesus our Lord and Savior, we have peace with God.  His peace will guard our hearts and minds.  His peace will protect us from the agitation of the world.  When people are frantic and uptight because of the economy, you are at peace and full of joy because you know your Source.  When others are complaining about poor leadership, you are praying and trusting in Him – the One who has the power to turn the heart of the leaders.

I had the opportunity to visit my favorite day spa for a much needed pedicure.  I arrived early thinking I might get a little reading in.  After reading a few pages of my book, I decided to people watch.  The spa was busy with clients coming and going.  As I made eye contact with those around me, some smiled and others did not.  It was interesting that though the clients were being pampered, many of them still seemed to be agitated, tense and uptight.

Well, my time had come and my pedicurist led me back to a private room.  The atmosphere was pleasant and very peaceful.  Sharelle’s smile was so genuine and she seemed to really enjoy her work.  As the chair massaged me and Sharelle worked diligently on my feet, I felt the overflow of God’s peace.  I smiled and thanked Him.  I prayed for her silently and asked that the Lord would bless the work of her hands.  As Sharelle was finishing up, I asked her why she had decided to go into this field.  She replied, “I like to help people feel good about themselves.”

I could relate with what Sharelle said.  I also enjoy helping people to feel good about themselves.  I am passionate about coming alongside others to help them be the best they can be.  The most assured way to have peace and feel good about yourself is to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  There is a protecting peace that comes when you know who you are in Christ.  My prayer is that you will walk in His peace!

If you are reading this and do not have this peace I am talking about, then you can ask Jesus to be your Lord.  Just say, “Jesus come into my heart and become the Lord of my life.”  If you just made that confession, then congratulations – today is a new day!