Absorbing God’s Word
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
Applying God’s Word
There are no armed guards protecting our church. No one is at the front door checking bags for weapons. We are as vulnerable as the people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival were.
Violence and evil acts have been going on since the beginning of humanity. I fear for my loved ones and friends, because we are living in a world that is even more violent than when I was growing up.
God is asking me to live peacefully in the midst of turmoil and trust Him. He is asking me to bring His peace to others, especially those with troubled hearts.
Accounting of God’s Word
Do I face my fears and turn them over to God? Am I allowing my fears to govern my life?