Later this week Nic and Wendy of Up with Down’s, Jan Seegmuller (founder and director of Up with Down’s), a friend from the US and I will be distributing winter packs (blanket, scarf, and hat) and hand-made blankets from Loving Covers to our kids in Lesotho. The blankets will be greatly appreciated since temperatures have dropped below freezing in Lesotho. Helping to meet physical needs is our way to show the kids that we care and to give them hope with knowing that they are loved. When we return to South Africa we’ll be sharing more winter packs to kids here. To help us bring “warmth” to South Africa visit: http://anchoryourlife.com/winter-packs/
When reconciliation occurs, the result of the removal of hostility is the presence of peace. Leon Morris writes in “The Cross in the New Testament” that, “peace means more than an end to hostilities. In the New Testament it is not a negative word. It has a positive content. It points to the presence of positive blessing and not simply to the absence of evil.”
Peace is not meant to be exclusively a psychological feeling or calmness of mind, but peace with God means prosperity (in a broader sense than financially) for the whole man. When God ended the alienation with man, He brought about the opportunity for everyone to experience the closest, warmest relationship that anyone could encounter. That relationship is found through a personal relationship with God.
When do you lack peace in your life? Is it that you’re out of sync with God? Lacking peace right now? Turn to God and wait until a peace that surpasses all understanding envelopes your life.