Monday, November 04, 2013

Eric Standlee November 04, 2013 at 10:53AM

I once read about an art competition where the theme was “peace.” Interestingly, the judges unanimously awarded the first prize to an artist who painted a raging storm, with a single tree atop a cliff as the subject. You might be wondering what the judges saw in this. But give the winning canvas a closer look and you would see that tucked away in a crevice of the cliff was a family of eagles snug in their nest. The eaglets were safe under the shelter of the mother eagle’s wings. This is the kind of peace that Jesus gives to you and me! Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of our Savior, Jesus, even in the midst of a storm. Right now, even if you are in the midst of a crisis, receive His peace that surpasses all understanding, and let His loving presence calm every storm in your heart.