PEACE

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Throughout history war has been a mainstay of civilization. We abhor the thought of war but virtually every generation has experienced the horrors of war. The specter of war today makes us recognize that in such an adventure there are only losers.
At times our peace is based upon ignorance, but when we awaken to the facts of life we can accept that peace and true inner peace is impossible unless it is received through Jesus Christ who said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”
Disturbed right now and perturbed by a tidal wave of God’s providential permission, are we finding no peace or joy or comfort?
Perhaps it is time for us to look up and seek that which is promised, our miracle, a peace that passes all understanding. “Jesus followed “My peace I give to you” with this proclamation, “I do not give to you as the world gives.”
Gaining peace may be a matter of changing our personal and national priorities. If, instead of worrying, we would honor and respect God we may find that a different attitude and mindset would permeate the land.
It appears that we are anxiously disturbed because we have not looked to Jesus as the answer to our personal and societal problems. War or peace? The choice is ours. We may need a miracle today. Do we have faith that He will provide?
Are miracles a part of our life or are we just waiting for the end?

The author is a retired businessman whose Christian service included director of the singles ministry in a 5,500 member church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and director of youth ministry. The author has also been a consultant to various Christian organizations including Christians For Urban Justice, Urban Home Ownership Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity. Civic activity included Director of the Edison Inventor’s Association. The author, now retired, was a principal and CEO of SAVE-ON-A/C, a wholesale distribution company, MARKETING CONCEPTS, a multi-faceted marketing company, and PINE ISLAND LUMBER, a full scale building material dealership. Professional licenses include Land Title Law, Business Insurance Law, Real Estate and Mortgage Law, and Security Law Enforcement.

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