Peace: Day 1

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 NRSV


Peace is deep spiritual contentment. It is the exquisite, calm silence within that simply is. Peace does not overwhelm you all at once and for all time. You are not suddenly there. Peace comes in small, elusive moments when fleeting glints of emotional sunshine warm your heart and then fade. Your moments of peace recur with greater frequency until at last your life is more about contentment than pain and more about peace than grief.


God, your peace surpasses every human understanding of life. I pray that you will continue to guard my heart and mind in the peace of Christ. Amen.


Peace is beyond my understanding.