Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“For He Is Peace”

"For He Is Peace"

    We don't know for sure what is coming.  The next moment may surprise us, and for all our proper planning and preparation, we can never anticipate with certainly the conditions, circumstances, and events we will find, or that will find us.  

    "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Psalm 27:1).

    On the other hand, the blessed other Nail Scarred Hand, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ do know the One who is perfectly aware of what is coming in our lives.  "His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).  

I don't know what tomorrow holds,
but I know Who holds tomorrow
in the palm of His hand, His nail-pierced hand,
Yes, I know Who holds tomorrow.

And this is peace, this is peace.

I don't know how the road will bend,
but I know I will not go without my Friend.
For deep in my spirit, His Spirit lives,
and grace for each journey I've learned that He gives.

And this is peace, this is peace.

I know this, that wherever I go,
I'll find Him there for yes it's true, tomorrow He holds.
And though I can't tell the path that lies ahead of me,
I gaze into the darkness and the Way I plainly see.

And this is peace, this is peace,
for He is peace.

    Our Lord is with us as we go, and will be awaiting us at every destination of life.  He will be all that we need in the journey, and He will be all we need to face wherever the journey leads.  Actually, He will be more than we need.  "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end, Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21).  This is indeed peace, the peace of the Divine mind, as beautifully described by A.W. Tozer: "The flutter of an angel's wing a thousand years hence is as known to God as if it were happening in this moment."   We do not know what the future holds.  But we know Who holds it, and as believers, we have entrusted our hearts and lives unto the One who does know.  Yes, this is peace, for He is peace.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because He trusteth in Thee."
(Isaiah 26:3)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
(Philippians 1:6)

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