The peace Jesus gives to us through the Holy Spirit is more than we can ever imagine:
Peace means the cessation of all warfare, but it also means much more.
Peace means a feeling of inner well-being, but it also means much more.
Peace means an end to psychological tensions, but it also means much more.
Peace means halting interpersonal conflicts, but it also means much more.
Peace means the settling of silence on the soul, but it also means much more.
In Valyermo, California, the Benedictines converted a 400-acre ranch into a religious community called St. Andrew's Priory. As you enter the grounds, you find that the land is posted: "No Hunting Except for Peace."
Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. This day marks the time recorded in Acts 2 when God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to all who trusted that Jesus was the Son of God. The sending of the Holy Spirit confirmed the promise Jesus made in John 14. Peace is not a state of mind or simply an inner disposition. This peace Jesus speaks of is the residing presence of the Spirit of God.
The world is hunting for peace. Jesus invites the Christ follower to receive the peace of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Because of Pentecost, the hunt for peace is over.
See you Sunday!