Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Peace Be With You
On that first Sunday evening “ On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19). No one but a conqueror could say words like this; He did it three times (20:19, 21, 26). It was a peace that canceled the guilt of the disciples, for they had all deserted Him and fled. He could have rebuked them for their unfaithfulness, but He didn’t. “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. (Psalm 103:10). Jesus canceled their guilt, calmed their fears and cleared up their doubts by the word of His peace. He had “made peace by the blood of his cross” (Col.1:20). He brought peace by the power of His resurrection. The basis of all peace is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is the Christ of victory. He is Risen!