“Now may the God of Peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.” – Hebrews13:20-21
Today world leaders are trying to bring peace to a world laden with conflict. Individuals are trying to find peace in their lives. The sad truth is that all these who seek peace through their own efforts are doomed to failure because they do not go to the source of peace.
Jesus Christ is the only one who can give peace, for He is the Prince of Peace. His peace is not the outer peace of circumstances but the inner peace of the heart. His peace is not of the kind the world gives, which is temporary and transient, but is Heavenly and abiding.
The God of peace wants to make us “perfect in every good work to do his will.” In the Greek, this word means “to make an adjustment,” such as setting a dislocated bone. God may see in our lives something that is dislocated–out of touch with Him.
An adjustment may be necessary to bring us to the place of doing His will and knowing His peace. This may be painful for a short time, but it is necessary. He entrusts this operation to no one else, but performs it Himself as gently and as tenderly as possible, watching over us lovingly. He adjusts us that He might work in us “that which is well-pleasing in his sight.” Yielding to His touch upon our lives brings peace to our hearts.
A man was watching a potter. Thinking he could make a pot, he tried and failed. Then the potter said “Let me help you.” Sitting behind him, the potter put his arms, hands and fingers over the man’s arms, hands and fingers. The wheel then began to spin. “Do not let your fingers resist mine,” cautioned the potter. The vessel became beautiful as the man yielded himself to the potter. As we yield our lives to the skillful touch of the Master Potter, He will shape us into vessels “ready for the Master to use…for every good work.”
To experience His peace is to experience His personal touch and His purpose for our lives!