The Disciples were locked away for fear of what the Jews would do to them... and Jesus appeared in their midst and said, "Peace be with you." (John 20)
Can you imagine?
As I listened to this yesterday, I found myself imagining what it would be like to be one of those disciples- fearful and huddled together. And then to see Jesus in the midst and the words He says are "Peace be with you."
We are promised His peace throughout scriptures.
Peace that is not understandable by the world.
This is the kind of peace that empowers me to leave the locked rooms of my fears.
It is the kind of peace that empowers you to leave the locked rooms of your fears.