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And saith unto them, “Peace be unto you”

John 20: 19 – 21

19. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

What is this peace our Lord Jesus Christ speaks about? When the Savior appeared to His Disciples, they were hiding for fear of the Jews, but He said: “Peace be unto you”. What is this peace about? The Jews were seeking to catch the Apostles and kill them, thus they were hiding from them. They were clearly not at peace with the world which was trying to destroy them. What peace is then the Savior speaking of?

It is the Spiritual Peace – that peace that helps man overcome fear and grows in him the desire to unite only with God in truth. It is the peace that strengthens man and prepares him for the path of his cross, is the peace that streams the power to confess the truth, it is that saving peace, it is that peace that gives faith victory over fear and despondency, and it is that peace that prepares man to accept anything sent his way in his earthly struggles in his quest to confess Christ and gain the Heavenly Kingdom.

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

When Christ told them these words, they knew that they were to go through the same path as He had just completed. And they accepted it in peace!

This is the peace acquired by the Christians whom are thrown to the lions. It is the peace of the Saints in face of their martyrdom.

Here’s the true peace, not the worldly peace everyone seeks and which can only bring earthly comfort!

Christ is Risen

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