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The Prince August 19, 2006

Posted by Matt in Grace.
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The Peace that passes all understanding… Those are the words that some people use to describe the feeling at which they are “at rights” with God.

Often times in our lives, we are faced with the times and situations that require a moment of peace. Whether from stress or aguish, from joy or depression, there is always that time where you simply can’t take anymore of the emotional torture. Life has the every so subtile way of crushing down on you.

Yet through Christ, we are offered a gift of grace. We are often times offered that moment of peace, that we need more than anything else.

John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

In my own trials and tribultations, I am often times (more often than not, I would say) faced with the need to “tap” some of that peace. Stress from school. Stress from friend (or rather, the lack thereof). Stress from excitement. Stress from ministry. Stress from interaction. Honestly, those stresses that anyone would relate to a typical college student.

It is in these moments of extreme struggle where I feel the prescense of God the most. Those moments where you are laid bare. Laid before the oppression of life itself. Those times when you feel that you simply have to just get out and run away from it all. Those times are the times when that peace begins to flow forth.

Sometimes it’s that phone call that you never thought that you would get… Sometimes it’s that movie that you just simply needed to see… Sometimes it’s that sholder to cry on. Yet most often for me, it is simply that feeling. That feeling where you know that everything will be okay. That feeling that sends chills down your spine and warms your heart.

This feeling is the one that flows forth from the very grace of God. The gift that surprises all the senses. That peace that which surpasses all understanding.

May our lives continue to live in yearning for that peace, that peace which follows forth from the Prince of all Creation.