One thing about fruit — sometimes you have to work to find it. Take the pomegranate for instance — its exterior surface is hard and inedible. You have to crack the hard shell and go searching for the juicy, yummy stuff.
This world is a hard place to live sometimes. You have to work to find peace — it will require constant effort on your part. But, the fruit of peace is well worth the battle.
Today, I experienced the strangest moment. I feel that God wants me to share it — He must want someone to read this. That’s the only reason I can imagine for what happened.
You see, in order to prepare these posts, I begin by going to Bible Gateway. I perform a key word search and read up on all the Scriptures on my topic until the bloggy inspiration comes. Except this morning, when I did the key word search for “peace,” the web site kept telling that there were “no results.” Friends, I tell you, I tried to search several times in different translations, and I even switched browsers on my computer.
This world was telling me that there was no peace, but I knew better. So, I dug deep and tried to remember a verse that would work for my post, and I searched for it using a key phrase in Google. Sure enough, I found my verse.
Is this world trying to tell you that there is no peace? Keep searching, my friends. You may need to crack through the hard exterior shell and go digging, but the yummy, juicy fruit of peace is there for you.
“Whoever wants to embrace life
and see the day fill up with good,
Here’s what you do:
Say nothing evil or hurtful;
Snub evil and cultivate good;
run after peace for all you’re worth.”
I Peter 3:10-11, MSG
Q4U: Has this world ever tried to tell you that there is no peace? How do you “run after” peace in your daily life?