“Their cry arouses Jesus. As the lightning’s glare reveals Him, they see the peace of heaven in His face; they read in His glance self-forgetful tender love, and, their hearts turning to Him, imgrescry, “Lord, save us: we perish.” Never did a soul utter that cry unheeded.

As the disciples grasp their oars to make a last effort, Jesus rises. He stands in the midst of His disciples, while the tempest rages, the waves break over them, and the lightning illuminates His countenance.

He lifts His hand, so often employed in deeds of mercy, and says to the angry sea, “Peace, be still.” (E.G. White Desire of Ages pp 335) Today My friends, close your eyes picture along with me a waterfall cascading down a rocky precipice.

Picture the beauty, in creation, when God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Thus the heavens and the earth, was finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done and blessed that day, and He rested. Oh such blessed peace.

Picture the peace in our Savior’s countenance on Calvary when our Savior knew His work was complete and the blood of Jesus whispers peace from within, peace, perfect peace, to finish His tumblr_lf6btymqnG1qfg3voo1_400-219x300fathers will on earth. “This is Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round! On Jesus’ bosom naught but perfect calm is found.”

That my friends gives us somewhat of a picture of perfect peace. Jesus tells us in John 16:33 (ESV) I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trials and tribulations in the midst of the “breaking news” of the day, But take heart He tells us.

I have overcome the world. Never forget there was also “Breaking news” in Jerusalem, it read like this in the Jerusalem Tribune “the people cried out today crucify Him, His blood be on us and on our children.

Then Barabbas was released to the rabble; and when  they had scourged the one who claims to be the Son oh God, they delivered Him to be crucified. Then all of heaven had it’s on “breaking news” and it went like this.

imagesYou now Know that all things are  now accomplished, that the Scripture are now fulfilled, your Lord and Master’s last words, but only for a moment, were  “I thirst!” My friends, this is the water of life Himself who thirst how is that possible.

“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst, the water I give will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life” John 4:14 (NIV) So why does He thirst” Our Savior became the “breaking news” our example for “such a time as this” so that we may hold on and endure, so that we may receive life eternal in His kingdom.

“Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.And after He received it He imgressaid, “It is finished!” bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”John 19-:28-30 (NKJV)

Oh the beauty and peace of the “breaking news” that day as our redeemer obtained perfect peace, Our redeemer  who is the “way, the truth and life.” My friends, perfect peace to a child of God, is doing His will.

Peace is seeking His presence here on earth so that one day we will forever be in His presence in perfect peace, in a place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, [a place] which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.




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