God’s Peace and the World’s Peace
In the Divine Science teaching we become aware that words in both the Old and New Testaments are more than the surface, obvious meaning. They may have been written several thousand years ago; however, each generation can discover an understanding that reveals the peace Jesus Christ referred to when he said my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives give I unto you. John 14:27
All of us have experienced the temporary peace given by the world. Temporary because some unexpected condition or change in relationships can appear suddenly and the world’s peace changes to worry, anxiety, confusion.
The peace Jesus Christ speaks of comes from within, not without. This divine peace is always with us and reveals itself when we get still and are receptive. It comes gently as a feeling of certainty. It is knowing our eternal contact with Spirit, and does not depend on anything in the outer.
In the world, we have to see the good before we feel peace. With God’s inner peace, we know good is present everywhere and wait to see what form(s) it will take in the outer world.
Thank you, God, for the peace that passeth understanding.