How True Peace Comes

…Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side…

John 20:19–20

After Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion, His disciples hid in the Upper Room, confused and terrified of what their Jewish brethren might do to them. Knowing exactly why they were there, and understanding their fears, the risen Lord appeared in their midst, and immediately said, “Peace, be with you.” Then, He did something significant—He “showed them His hands and His side.”

My friend, His pierced hands and side speak of His finished work. Jesus was telling His disciples that He had paid the price for their sins, that they needn’t be afraid of what was happening anymore, and that they could come boldly to God in their time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Perhaps there are fears swirling in your mind today. Maybe it’s the thought of losing your job, or maybe it’s an alarming symptom in your body. Beloved, focusing on your problems won’t help you. Center your thoughts, instead, on the person of Jesus and all that He has accomplished for you at Calvary. When you keep your eyes on Jesus, His grace and His finished work, His peace will guard your heart and mind, and lead you to experience the victory He has already purchased for you.

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  • Nakabuye Esther says:

    wow beautiful thank you for the message pastor

    • Vitalis Omondi says:

      Quite a timely message for me in this season that I am in. May the Lord continue to increase you as you impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Tabea says:

    Thanks pastor for making me understand that God is love and there is nothing that more or less that I do will make the love of God change towards me

  • Ange L. says:

    Amen! Thanks for the timely message.

  • Maubray Mzoma says:

    Thank you for the glorious word.

  • IBRAIMOH OLA says:

    I have been following you both on YouTube, I appreciate how you break down the scriptures especially the word grace ( romans 7:1-5), your explanation makes me to be more strong in the faith, I pray the good Lord will continue to give you more grace to expantiate on his word in Jesus name Amen.

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