No more than the eye of a hurricane is disturbed by the violent winds around it, Peace is not disturbed even by the most adverse circumstances. In fact, adversitiy intensifies Peace; the bigger the hurricane, the wider its placid eye.
The "wicked are like the troubled sea." wind-torn and wave-tossed by this storm-cursed world. We hear their distressed sirens within the thunder, and see their torn masts atop every lightning-lit swell. But for the righteous it is not so even when we cry, "Lord, save us. We perish." Sometimes we "of little faith" forget that Peace sleeps in our bow even amidst the greatest tempest.
Peace, genuinely expreienced, derives not from our mere satisfaction with, or our approval of what or who is on the outside, but derives from Who is on the inside, Heaven's Dove, wings folded and nestled in the soul. Peace is His very nature, and the absence of His gentle coo in the soul is no indictment of His unfaithfulness, but of ours, whereby we can know that we have grieved, quenched, or resisted His gentle nature.
Peace is Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, enthroned in the soul through His only earthly Vicar, God the Holy Spirit. Through the violence of crucifixion, Jesus has made "peace through the blood of His cross," defeating every foe, destroying every fear, dispelling every doubt, so that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor anything in creation" can disturb "the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension."
On the eve of bloody Passover, the Prince of Peace said,
"Peace I leave with you. My peace give I unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."Dear Friend, have you that Peace?