STOP AND THINK – Peace is the ability to wait patiently in spite of panic brought on by uncertainty. (Charles Swindoll, American pastor and author)

We sometimes think of peace as perfect tranquility in an ideal setting: sunshine, blue skies, cool breezes by the sea, etc. In reality, however, what we really long for is that calmness that comes when everything else is in turmoil, not peaceful at all. It is well illustrated by the picture of a bird on her nest on a rock in the midst of the crashing seas and high winds.

Jesus: “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)