There is peace…shalom

John 16:25-33

“These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.  In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”

 His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”

 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?  Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will  have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

 We do not question who you are, no one need question who you are; we know you came from God.  The disciples affirm Jesus, his authority, his origin, his identity.  He came, he revealed himself, he taught, he is ready to return for his mission is near complete.  He continues to forewarn of the trouble to be faced by anyone who places trust and belief in him.  The majority of mankind will not treat the believer kindly.  He plainly states there will be trouble.  He came, he reveals himself to us, he teaches us, and comforts us with his peace.  We know him, we believe his words, we have his peace.

 

Speak plainly

Leave the pictures behind

Speak clearly

Tell me I am yours and you are mine

 

Love communicates

Love assures

Love brings peace

Tells me I am yours

 

Peace comes

Tho’ trouble be near

Your peace

Quells all fear

                              -gracie

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