“My peace I give to you.” John 14:27
“. . . the dawn. . . shall. . . guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79
Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany on the journey, Lazarus was raised from the dead and his sister in gratitude anointed Jesus’ feet with scented oil, in a way similar Jesus would later wash the feet of His disciples at the last supper. All of this occurred in the week that Jesus was hiding from those who desired to do Him harm. Yet, He came out of hiding. In Glory He rode a mount into Jerusalem to crowds who celebrated Him with festivities and palms.
Even Greeks were ther to celebrate His triumph and asked Phillip if they could meet Jesus.
Phillip told this to Anthony who joined with him and the two went to Jesus with the Greek request.
Jesus answered that the time had come for the Son of Man to be glorified. He explained that for new life to be formed, old life had to die. Jesus said much more that can be read in the Gospel according to John Chapters 13 through 20 where we read the story of Jesus from the last supper to His resurrection from the dead and reappearance to the disciples.
The above referenced scripture (John Chapters 13-20) are recommended readings for our meditations this Holy Week leading to and including Easter Sunday. It is Jesus Resurrection that brings us the ultimate Peace of God because it fulfills the promise of life after death. We can be certain of fimding great peace in meditating on these texts.
Above all else, PEACE is found in an attitude of gratitude for the Peace of Christ, Himself, Who is one in being with the Father and the Holy Sprirt.
Jesus our Savior, God our Creator, and Holy Ghost our Giver of Life: We give You thanks and praise for your great glory as the Holy Trinity that brings us Your Peace. Amen.