“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
In 1914, during the days prior to World War I, American President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation. He declared the following: "Whereas, In this, as in all things, -It is our privilege and duty to seek counsel and succor of Almighty God, humbling ourselves before him, confessing our weakness and our lack of any wisdom equal to these things; and. "Whereas, It is the especial wish and longing of the people of the United States, in prayer and counsel and all friendliness, to serve the cause of peace; Therefore I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do designate Sunday, the fourth day of October, next, a day of prayer and supplication and do request all God-fearing persons to repair on that day to their places of worship, there to unite their petitions to Almighty God, that, overruling the counsel of men, setting straight the things they cannot govern or alter, taking pity on the nations now in the throes of conflict, in his mercy and goodness showing a way where men can see none, he vouchsafe his children healing peace again and restore once more that concord among men and nations without which there can be neither happiness nor true friendship nor any wholesome fruit of toil or thought in the world; praying also to this end that he forgive us our sins, our ignorance of His holy will, our willfulness and many errors, and lead us In the paths of obedience to places of vision and thoughts and counsels that purge and make wise." It is only in Jesus Christ can we know peace. Today in prayer, praise the Lord in Him we have peace with God and peace with others.
"When Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better-His PEACE!" - Matthew Henry
God’s Word: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2013
Glorify the Godhead
Ode to Justin Martyr
Glorify the Father.
Eternal God of Love,
Who made all things in heav'n and earth,
Enthroned in realms above.
Glorify the Spirit,
Who to us, truth does show,
Through trial and struggle, fear and want
The way for us to go.
Glorify our Savior
God's only Son adore
For in His sacrifice and life
We would live evermore.
Glorify the Godhead
The blessed Trinity
Let heaven's chorus resound with praise
Forever. One in Three.
(c) Sandy Davis 6/1/2011