Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
It had rained earlier, with the sky a stormy and threatening gray.
Now, with the tempest past, the clouds were blending into a creamy glow as sunset approached.
The lake beside me had become a living mirror, rippling a constantly changing reflection of light and shadow.
Through the ages, I suspect that many people have found a place of contemplation and solitude beside such a scene.
There’s something about the endless sky meeting the rhythmic waves that beckons us to be at peace.
Jesus wants us to have peace in our hearts.
His peace should rule.
Rule over troubling thoughts.
Rule over fears.
Rule over guilt.
When the peace of Jesus comforts you from deep within, everything changes.
And when it does, we should be thankful.