Saturday, April 18, 2009


this semester seems to have been filled with a lot of pain. while i am not a direct recipient of some of these circumstances, i feel a connection with many people who did/are going through so much.

matthew henry wrote:

"When Christ was about to leave the world he made his will; his soul he committed to his Father; his body he bequeathed to Joseph of Arimathea; his clothes fell to the soldiers; his mother he left to the care of John. But what should he leave to his disciples, that had left all for him? Silver and gold he had none; but he left them that which was infinitely better, his peace."

but it gets better. i was reading psalm 46 the other day and it had a different meaning after the previous words.

"God is our refuge and strength,
a very help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
'Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!'
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

as we, Christ's disciples, are still before God, He is exalted in a beautiful because He takes control and we displayed the peace that Christ left. i am aware that Christ also left the Holy Spirit and said "they will know you are Christians by your love," but isn't this amazing? by having the peace of the Lord, we share Christ in a miraculous way.

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