Tuesday, 7 August 2018



7 August 2018
97 days to go 
‘The Lord said, ‘I will go with you and give you peace’. 
Exodus 33:14 (CEV)

‘Rest in peace.’ It’s a phrase commonly spoken over a loved one who has passed away. Often we say it because the person may have experienced many battles during their earthly life. A huge part of our Christian hope is that when we step into eternity with Jesus, all suffering will end. But we don’t have to wait until eternity to experience something of God’s precious peace. In Exodus 33, Moses is looking for some assurance from God as he leads the Israelites from slavery to freedom. In this moment God makes a beautiful promise – I will go with you, giving you peace and rest. It’s the amazing promise he makes to all of us.

Jesus you are the Prince of Peace who has promised to be with us always. Help us every day to be more tuned in to the reality of your presence and, as we do, may we experience your peace and rest, here and now – even on this side of heaven.

This reflection and prayer is contributed by Matt Summerfield who served as Chief Executive and President of Urban Saints for 18 years and is now Senior Pastor of Zeo Church, Hitchin.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days