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Topic: Hum (06/06/13)
TITLE: Song of Peace
By Janet Kelly
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I love music and I love to sing. I have a sweet friend that sits by me in church and she loves to hum. She hums along when others are singing. This always brings joy to my heart and a smile to my face. I believe that when there is singing and humming, there is joy and peace. Happiness is circumstantial and can change in a moment. Peace, true peace, comes only from Christ.
Johns 16:37 says, “These things have I spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” (NKJV)
Once again in John 14:27 we find, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.” (NKJV)
Also in Isaiah 26:3-4 we find these words in regards to peace, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee., because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever; for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4 9KJV)
Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God which, surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)
The peace we have in Christ passes all human understanding. How do we get perfect peace? What is peace? The text in Isaiah 26 literally reads, peace, peace or shalom, shalom. This is a double peace. It is a peace that goes beyond human comprehension, the peace that passes all understanding.
When I got the phone call that my oldest granddaughter was going to be born, I was very excited and afraid. The baby was six weeks early and we had been warned of the multiple problems she could have, such as breathing difficulties, small birth weight, etc. As we made the two and a half hour drive to be there for her birth, I could not help being worried about her. I closed my eyes and tried to relax, but I could not. Finally, I prayed to the Lord for her safety and for the safety of her mom. I placed them both in His capable hands. I knew it was far beyond my control to insure their safety. As I prayed that prayer I felt a peace wash over me that was so real I could feel it. There are no words to adequately describe how I felt. I knew in that moment that everything was going to be fine with the baby and the mom. Maybe I got a small glimpse of what peace is all about.
In order to have this peace we must keep our minds on Him. True peace comes from trusting the Lord totally. It means we must lean upon Him entirely. We must be sustained by him alone. Let's sing(or hum) the song of peace: shalom, shalom!
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