The peace of God is grounded in God’s unconditional Agape love for all of creation. It is different than worldly peace that temporarily may calm the waters of conflict when people resolve differences from time to time & that comes & goes depending on the particular situation.
It is quite obvious that the world is in dire need of peacemakers at this time, people who have the inner peace of God in their heart & whose peace informs their living, reflecting the character of God
Grace is the manifestation of God’s steadfast love. It is through God’s Grace, freely given & bestowed upon us by our Creator that we come to know the character of God & thus the image we are created to reflect.
God knows that on our own, without Him, we are but empty vessels & so He graciously calls us to pause in Sabbath time with Him, to remember to take time throughout each day to come to Him, to be Holy with Him, to speak with Him, to listen to Him, to feed on His Word & to abide in His love.
As children of God, called to be stewards of all of creation & vessels to reflect God’s love & hope & healing to creation, the question for us in these challenging days is: “What is God calling us to do at this time?”
The time of that first Resurrection day, the days after Christ had risen were tumultuous to say the least. Like the tides of the ocean, we read that the thoughts & feelings of the followers ebbed & flowed between grief, honest raw doubt, fear, cautious hope, & pure joy of the possibility of life overcoming death.