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Peace and Harmony Through Jesus

Thoughts from Damion on peace and harmony through Jesus.

Well, another year is gone.

It never fails to surprise me how every year starts off so slow, and then the next thing you know, it’s November. You’re scrambling to make sure things are prepared for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and then the end of the worl… I mean, year.

And who is there with us through it all: Chaos.

The Universal Party Crasher

Chaos is the wild child of the universe who has a knack for lawlessly dancing on the outskirts of order. It’s kind of the rockstar of existence, attacking the cosmic stage with an air of turbulent rebellion. Chaos is that friend who shows up uninvited to your party, and suddenly, everyone’s doing the Macarena on the coffee table. It’s the universal party crasher, making sure that nothing is ever too predictable or boring. Without Chaos, life would be like a never-ending PowerPoint presentation. It would be organized, sure, but it would also be a surefire way to make sure you got 10-12 hours of sleep every day.

Sometimes, life can be fueled by chaos. However, we are not supposed to live chaotically. God designed and structured life to be balanced, and that balance is available in the arms of God through his son, Jesus Christ.

Balance

The balance of peace and harmony vs chaos is referenced many times throughout the Bible. Here are a few examples:

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven…”
  • Proverbs 11:1 states, “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Multiple stones with different sizes balanced on each other

You see, in the midst of all the darkness, God Himself was the light He needed to begin creation. 1 John 1:5 informed us that “…God is light; in Him, there is no darkness at all.” Therefore, when everything is light, there is no place for darkness. When everything is darkness, there is no place for light. So the first thing God did was create a balance between the two.

So when Jesus was sent down to save us from ourselves and our sins, the life he led was one that saw its share of chaos, just as we have. Through his shining example and merciful sacrifice, He also showed us how the love of God is the peace and harmony that restores balance.

Spiritual Rush Hour

The truth is that not everything is going to seem absolutely calm, even with Christ in our lives. But we are reminded through our studies of God’s word that when we put Jesus at the helm of the ship, no matter how rocky the waves may seem, we’re really waterskiing on a tranquil sea.

Imagine being stuck in traffic on your way to salvation. You’re lost, you’re confused, your GPS isn’t helping.  Suddenly, there’s a knock at your window.  Then a voice says, “Fear not, for I am the way, the truth, and the light illuminating the path to salvation. Follow Me, and I’ll lead you to the golden road you’ve been trying to reach.” Amid turbulent emotional and spiritual chaos, this is just the person you want to see.

Everything Will Be Alright

Still, He’s not just the calm in the storm. He has the power to turn tears into laughter, sorrow into joy, and troubles into triumphs. His presence in your life offers comfort. His guidance provides clarity. And his influence in our lives can transform life’s good friend, Chaos, into a pilgrimage towards inner peace and eternal joy.

Therefore, no matter how chaotic things can seem, with Jesus Christ leading us to God’s glory, remember these four very simple yet very important words: Everything will be alright.

This month, we’ll continue learning about the life that Jesus lived. We’ll study the impact He had as a boy and how He brought peace and harmony to everyone he met as a man. I pray that something you read this month will unite you closer to Christ, and I hope you find your balance throughout the new year.

Damion

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