Today (December 7) in the United States is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. My dad served our country in several wars as an officer in the US Army, including WWII as a young soldier. So, today I think fondly of him and appreciatively of all the veterans who strove for freedom and peace.
In the Gospel of John, Christ Jesus promised, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
I believe Christ Jesus knew the ultimate presence of peace must be from God. In his acknowledgement of our heavenly Father as all-powerful, Jesus, our “Way-shower” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy), walked untouched through mobs that wanted to harm him, he stilled storms, and he even remained fearless when he was abandoned by friends and followers before being subsequently persecuted. Yet he steadfastly demonstrated the presence and power of peace and love toward all. Jesus showed us the way!
We too can feel the effect of Christly peace if we turn wholeheartedly to God at this time of worldly confusion. It is the promised peace of Christ that is ever with us. Together let us acknowledge the source of peace that is not of mankind’s making but of divine Love. Let us also know, no matter what shouts for attention, that Christ’s promised peace is ever with all of God’s children and His creation throughout this beautiful planet.
This week and every day, let us seek opportunities to pray as Christ Jesus showed us, knowing that “with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10:27) Indeed, all of God’s children can dwell together in peace as more of His sons and daughters acknowledge and confirm that the kingdom of heaven is within and reigns. Let us also acknowledge that “the leaves of the tree [of life are] for the healing of nations.” (Revelation 22:2) And let us remember, in the words of our Master, that when we declare, “Peace, be still” to the storms of erroneous news or aggressive suggestions, and then yield wholeheartedly to divine Love, all shouts of error can be silenced. Then may we see only Love’s work in action.
With heartfelt gratitude I extend my appreciation for each of you as we strive together in doing good works and having only good thoughts. And, thank you for supporting all good works, including Christian Science nursing, taking place daily throughout the world.
From all of us at Wide Horizon, may you experience and share peace!