Be at peace.

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Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God; believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms.  If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going…  I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

— Jesus of Nazareth
(John 14:1-6, ESV).

By his death and resurrection, Christ proved that he is Lord of all.  He kept his promise, and will keep every promise.  He works to prepare a place for us where all that is wrong will be made right.  And he will come again.

Be at peace.  The Lord is risen!

Blessings for Autumn

This picture is of quaking aspen in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Seasons come.  Seasons go.  Leaves fall, then grow green and fresh, turn color, and fall again.  There is a time to plant and a time to harvest, there is a time for war and a time for peace.  There is a time for everything, and may this Autumn be a time of peace and blessing for you.

There was war between God and Man, but through Christ God reconciled “to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”  (Colossians 1:20, NIV1984).  Because of Christ, today is the season of God’s peace.

“[God] has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live…  I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.  God does it so that men will revere him.”

— Ecclesiastes 3:11-12, 14, NIV1984.

May His peace be with you always.  (John 14:27).