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Peace Ambassador

John 20.19-21

 

“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! Again, he said, “Peace be with you. 


“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! Again, he said, “Peace be with you. 


As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” “As the Father has sent me”...Jesus was on a mission. He had a clear understanding of what the Father wanted him to do. He preached about the coming of the Kingdom of God - the Kingdom of which he would be King. He was obedient, even obedient to the point of death. 


“When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” 


Jesus was our role model. He demonstrated his love for the Father by submitting, by loving, through his obedience and by completing his mission. 


“I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” 


“So I am sending you”...Jesus wanted his disciples (and us) to know there was a continuing mission. A responsibility for each of us. We've been sent. We've been commissioned. We've been asked to Follow, to Disciple and to Share. 


Are you able to focus on that task? Are you ready to open up your life to others, to bring them the love of God through sharing your life and your love of the Lord? Now is the time to build bridges and to spend time in service - sharing Life - sharing God's Word - sharing God's Love. We have God's peace to share. Peace that transcends understanding. 


“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.Let's make it so. Engage. Love.



Lets Follow - Disciple - Share! 




Michael Toohey