Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Preparing for Easter ~ Place of True Peace

[Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations…from everlasting to everlasting  Psalm 90:1-2  
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore God’s Presence, our dwelling place.  Are you dwelling in the presence of God? ~ Donna Howell Oswalt]

[Jesus talking to His disciples at the Last Passover Supper] “I will talk to the Father, and He’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth… the Helper, the Holy Spirit, the Father will send in My name…”

With only a few hours before His arrest and betrayal, Jesus sits among His disciples trying to explain that the Holy Spirit will come to them afterwards, how God’s Presence will always dwell with them and anyone who seeks to love Him. The disciples hear Jesus speak but confusion, misunderstanding, and uncertainty perplexes them. The Prince of Peace will soon be nailed to a cross. The Son of God is giving us the loving Spirit of God.

Jesus says, “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” This true peace employs the sum total of God’s blessings through Christ’s grace, a complete reconciliation with God that creates a place for Spirit of Truth to dwell. Spirit of Christ, You share the Spirit of Love with me. Calm the confusion that opposes truth, the misunderstanding that attacks hope, the uncertainty that antagonizes weakness. Count me alive in Christ. Teach me True Peace! -dho 

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