Good Morning! Peace, this one word causes our body and mind to begin the process of relaxing. I don’t know how or what takes place, but something physical happens. As the years have gone by, I have changed. I used to be the guy to wake-up 15 minutes before work and walk thru door at the stroke of 8:00 to begin the job. I would keep the intensity going all thru the work-day and reach 5:00 exhausted! Although the Boss liked it, I was missing out on the peace that God provides for us. Now I like to wake up early…especially on Sunday mornings and watch the sunrise. It is so peaceful, and it fulfills something inside me that I had missed all those years.

One of my favorite passages in the Old Testament is in Isaiah 9 [Isa 9:6-7 NLT] 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!

I look forward to the time when in His reign will be in total peace. For now, the inner peace He gives to your and my spirit is enough. In the world today, it doesn’t know what peace really is. Only those who have surrendered themselves to Jesus can know the true meaning of peace! Check out the 11th chapter of Isaiah where God gives us a picture of what peace looks like. Jesus is our “Prince of Peace!”

God Bless!

Jeff