So what is peace?

It's a good question because it's one of those words that's a bit hard to define, but you can certainly describe peace. We know intuitively when we're at peace and when we're not. When I've got deadlines looming and reports to write and children to cart from one thing to the next - things don't seem so peaceful.

Or are we looking at it all wrong? "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

The peace we seek isn't inside ourselves. It is not found in our actions. It is not found in our accomplishments. It is not discovered when "everything is finally going my way." Peace is something that has to be given.

It was peace that God gave to us from the cross of Jesus Christ. It was peace that came to us from his empty tomb. It was peace with God, peace from guilt, peace from our fear of death, peace to know we have eternal life.

Christ has given you that peace and he wants to leave it with you. So take it. It's yours.