I doubt that many people would evaluate the age in which we live as one characterised by peace. Consider ongoing terrorist and military conflicts in places like Afghanistan and Yemen, among others. The three deadliest wars of the twentieth century—World War II, World War I,
The story is told of a new employee at a florist shop who was taking an order for a funeral wreath. The customer made her request: “I want ‘Rest in Peace’ on both sides.” After a moment of thought, she added, “And, if there’s room,
Ancient Roman coins were frequently produced with an image of a god or the current Caesar. This currency was forbidden as trade in the Jewish temple precisely because it presented Caesar as a quasi-deity. The Jews served the one, true God, they claimed, and would
Jesus wanted his followers to have peace in the midst of tribulation. He encouraged their peace because he had overcome the world. Since he overcame, we can be at peace that we, too, will conquer as we rely on his strength.