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Written by Christopher Hudson, a contemporary author. This is an excerpt from his book “Following Jesus.”

The ancient Hebrew word for peace is shalom. And what a terrific word it is! Shalom doesn’t just mean the absence of tense conflict. It means completeness, soundness, security, and well-being. In a real sense, shalom is life the way God intended it to be. The gospel says this: Jesus, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) came to reconcile sinners to God.  He lived a perfect life and died a terrible death (in our place) so that we might have “peace with God” (Romans 5:1), and so that we might enjoy the “peace of God” (Philippians 4:7).  From the new life and ultimate shalom he offers, Jesus wants his followers to live as peacemakers in the world: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).  Take a minute to think about your life and your relationships. Where is the peace of God needed?


Written by Lysa Terkeurst, a contemporary American author.

Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first.  Help me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


It Is Well With My Soul: Brigham Young University Vocal Point. The hymn was penned by hymnist Horatio Spaffor and composed by Philip Bliss in 1876. They hymn was written following traumatic events in Spafford’s life.

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