This month at Heritage of Faith we celebrated our 13th Birthday and the Peace or Shalom of God that was with us in 2002 continues to be our portion today.
This is not peace as the world knows it, but represents the greatest measure of contentment and satisfaction in life. This is not an emotion or a feeling but comes through knowing the person of Jesus. The first time Shalom appears in the Bible is in connection with eternal peace (Gen 15:15). Shalom also means welfare (Gen 43:27), our good health (Gen 43:28), all is safe and well (2 Sam 18:28-29). Shalom is related to prosperity (Ps 35:27), to rest (Ps 38:3), wholeness (Deut 27:6) and fullness (Gen 15:16).
The Father is our peace through the Old Testament, Jesus is our Prince of Peace and the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of peace. You and I have no need to fear; after all, the Word of God tells us more than 350 times Fear not and today we can be at peace because the greater One rules and reigns in our lives.
May His Shalom, His Peace be upon you all and upon this house.