WEEK 2 SHALOM
In this second week of Lent we focus on the aspect of Shalom most familiar to people, peace. As continue our journey through these weeks may we continue to reflect on how we can accept this gift of shalom and share it with the world. Daily scriptures for this week are Psalm 85:8-13, Colossians 3:15, Genesis 28:20, Exodus 4:18, Luke 2:8-11, John 14:15-16,27, 2 Peter 3:11-14
In focusing on peace, we must understand Christ peace is different than our worldly concept of peace. Peace as the world defines it is absence of trouble or conflict, but peace that Jesus gives and promises is not that we will be free from trouble or conflict but that when we face the storms of life, we have a savior that calms the sea inside us.
REFLECT- Where in your life’s storms has Christ’s peace calmed you? How did it feel to know that amid trouble you were held safe and secure? Where in your life is peace needed? Where is the peace that surpasses all understanding needed right now in your home, community, church, or country?