It seems pretty clear that nearly everyone wants peace, however, when asked to describe one’s life, it is rarely the first word given.
Earlier today, a car cut in front of me and then slowed down to stop barely leaving enough room to take my right-hand turn at the light and keep moving.
I was in a pretty good mood, so I chose not to honk or do anything crazy but as I drove by I looked in the window and noticed an elderly couple who seemed oblivious to the situation. I was of course glad I had kept my thoughts and actions to myself.
On the same trip, I drove by another slow car in the left lane, and this time as I looked over I noticed he was on his phone and was reminded of the verse, “he that is without sin cast the first stone.” 😊Again I moved on…but what if I had honked my horn and pointed at the phone as I drove by? There is a good chance it would have escalated.
Conflict is often unwelcome, but at the same time is too common in our world. Unfortunately, we are used to experiencing everyday frustrations such as poor drivers and thoughtless people all the way to life and death situations such as the war in Ukraine which has already caused a confirmed 2,829 civilian deaths.
Peace seems like a timely topic and this Sunday, Pastor Dave will be continuing our series in the Gospel of John with a sermon from John 20:19-23 entitled, “Peace & Purpose, Jesus and His disciples.”
I am so glad Jesus died on the cross and then resurrected so we could experience peace with God and often through His grace peace with those around us…even slow drivers in the left lane.
I sure hope to see you at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.
In the meantime, if you aren’t driving the speed limit, move over to the right lane 😊,