Here, on the Sea of Galilee Jesus spoke these words, “Peace Be Still”. For me, these are some of the most cherished words Jesus ever spoke. I run to my Savior when the world is rushing in too many directions. I fall into His arms when the storms of life are violently tossing me deeper and deeper into the dark water. I drag my weary mind to Him when my anxious thoughts will not allow me to rest. He speaks peace into my life. His strong arms bring stability to my chaos. He provides rest from my anxious thoughts. He breathes a spirit of calm over a world that sometimes moves too fast.
On this journey, I feel His voice more than I hear it, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21) The quiet pressure in my soul that speaks, “Peace be still.” (Mark 4:39) The pause in my spirit, “Rest”. (Matthew 11:28)
My precious Savior offers peace. (John 14:27) I don’t have to find it, create it, develop it, or understand it. I can’t buy it, work for it, or figure it out on my own. The peace He offers is His peace; not the world’s definition of peace. It is not stagnant, or static. It is not even necessarily still or quiet. His peace for me comes from a rightness with God through my covenant with my Savior Jesus Christ. So the scripture makes sense. This peace that carries me through the dark water, that dances with me in times of joy, that helps me focus in times of confusion, that sits with me when rest is needed, this peace comes from Christ alone. Shalom.