Pathways Of Peace
How often we are caught up in the petty matters
of this life! Is peace, which seems so fleeting
at times, worth pursuing? In the peace of
Christ, we are shown the way to eternal life.
"So He came and proclaimed peace to you who
were far off and peace to those who were
near; for through Him both of us have access
in one Spirit to the Father. So then you
are no longer strangers and aliens, but you
are citizens with the saints and also members
of the household of God, built upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. In Him
the whole structure is joined together and
grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in
whom you also are built together spiritually
into a dwelling place for God." (Ephesians 2.17-22)
The Peace of Christ
In peace, Christ has prepared a place;
In Him, all souls can find their home.
All is restored in His embrace;
He is the soul's perfect shalom.
The deepest peace a soul can know:
A drop of the eternal springs,
Where life and love forever flow,
With freedom from life's sufferings.
A soul must wait at heaven's gate
'Til peace is perfect and complete;
For souls left in a weakened state,
His grace and mercy are replete.
All souls are joined in communion
With Christ in everlasting peace:
Eternal life flows from the Son;
His steadfast love will never cease.
Life is complete and joy is full;
The paths of peace are eternal.
"May the God of peace Himself sanctify
you entirely; and may your spirit and soul
and body be kept sound and blameless at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One
who calls you is faithful, and He will do
this." (1 Thessalonians 5.23-24)
Lord Jesus, sanctify me entirely in Your
peace, and draw me home to the place you
have prepared for me, both in this life and
in life eternal. Amen.
(c) Paul Buis, 2008