Peace: Day 5

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17 NRSV


You are near the end of the journey through grief when you claim for yourself the gift of peace. You are at peace because you have forgiven yourself your human insufficiency to death. You are at peace because you no longer strain against what you cannot change. You are at peace because you have traveled the valley of the shadow of death and found on the other side, not food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy.


God, you intimate your kingdom through the gift of peace. I give you thanks for the power and steady presence of the Holy Spirit, which is transforming my life unto peace. Amen.


God’s estate is righteousness, peace, and joy.