Friday, 14 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 14 September
59 days to go
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (ESV)

History has recorded many statements and quotations relating to peace. As we meditate on the events of 100 years ago we might recall those promises and commitments made to building a world that lives in peace. Ronald Reagan said, ‘A people free to choose will always choose peace’ and that is surely so. Each of us who enjoy freedom can choose a peace that passes all understanding. When we accept Jesus into our lives we receive God’s Holy Spirit; he brings a deep and lasting peace. Unlike worldly peace, defined as the absence of conflict, this peace is confident assurance in any circumstance. With Christ’s peace, we need not fear the present nor the future. In commemoration, choose that peace.

Father, thank you for your gift of peace, freely given. Help us to trust wholly in you and your will for our lives. May our actions be rooted in love for you and our neighbours and may we be instruments of your peace in the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Michael Cooper is CVM’s National Director for England & Scotland.

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