John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
In Mark chapter 4, we see Jesus asleep on the back of a boat that is in the middle of a terrible storm. The waves are so high that the boat is filling up with water. The storm is so bad, that the experienced boatmen on board are worried beyond measure. It is interesting that Jesus is fast asleep on a pillow in the back of this boat.
The first thing I notice is the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice that in Mark 4:35 Jesus said “Let us pass over unto the other side.” Christ knows he will arrive safely on the other side, his command will be carried out; he knows that everything is under control and because of that he can sleep in the storm. It is no surprise that in Mark 5:1 we read “And they came over unto the other side of the sea…” Many times in life we find ourselves in “great storms” that seem to fill up our boats. It is in these storms we find ourselves fighting to stay above water. We struggle to make the right decisions, and find peace to carry us over to the other side.
Christ makes a very encouraging statement to his followers in John 14:27 “my peace I give unto you” I want you to meditate on the magnitude of this statement. Christ is saying; the same peace that allowed me to sleep in the middle of a storm, in a boat that was filling up with water, is the same peace that I will give to you in your time of trouble. We have a promise to receive the most powerful type of peace available in the universe…Christ’s peace! Child of God, rest in this promise, Christ’s peace is only a prayer away. Pray now and ask for this peace, then stand on the promise that he will deliver.