A Conversation With The Invisible OneOn March 31, 2022 by Amy BurginReading Time: 2 minutes
After a long, hard day with hurts and sorrows, I walk slow in the cool breeze of the dark of night and wonder, who am I?
Word answers, You are chosen, holy, and dearly loved, so clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Word knew I had ideas of changing clothes. I lay down the gruffness and harshness I had been turning over in my hands, trusting this outfit wouldn’t look good on me.
I share my hurts and sorrow with The Invisible One and meditate on His Words, Bear with each other, and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
What does this say about people? I wonder.
To be people is to need to forgive and be forgiven.
It feels sad after a day like today.
I keep listening. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since, as members of one body, you were called to peace.
I hear Still Small Voice speak.
Stop pretending you are divided. The truth is, you are united. Let peace rule. Don’t get in the way of it.
My mouth begins to smile. What good news! The truth! All day long, I thought we were divided.
Relief sets in, and I am thankful but my eyes still see division. I wonder how I can have peace with such a view, so I question The One I Love, and He answers.
The night Jesus was arrested, a night when things looked far from right, he said, 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.
It’s not the kind of peace the world gives. It does not depend on sight.
He said it twice. I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Peace offered in the sight of trouble.
On the day Jesus rose from the grave, he appeared to his disciples, hiding behind locked doors, afraid. The first words they heard him say? Peace be with you!
Peace because the Prince of Peace reigns supreme over all the things that make us sad.
He said it twice. Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. And with that, he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit.
Peace because of the Presence of The Invisible One.
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