According to Webster, the definition of Peace is: “a state of tranquility or quiet.” Vocabulary.com says: “Peace is a stress-free state of security and calmness that comes when there’s no fighting of war, everything coexisting in perfect harmony and freedom.” Peace is something we all want in our life and it is certainly something that was and is very important to Jesus as he spoke about it many times. Peace is mentioned in all four Gospels. The New Testament mentions peace over 100 times and throughout the entire bible, peace is mentioned over 400 times. Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.” John 14:27. These are the words that Jesus gave to his apostles before he was arrested and crucified.
After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his apostles: “It was the first day of the week, and that very evening, while the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you!’ He said to them. After He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” John 20:19-20
If peace was and is so important to Jesus, it makes sense that it is something treasured by everyone else. I’m sure you have experienced a time when you just wanted “some peace and quiet.” We all have. Well certainly this is no different for your senior client that you have been entrusted with. And the peace that you possess can truly be a gift to that special person you are caring for.
I encourage you to let your peace shine for all to see. Your peace is contagious. When you walk in peace, people enjoy being with you. Most people have more than enough chaos in their lives. Try not to share yours with them. Wear your peace like a crown and you will be a blessing to all who know you.
Stephen Velichko, CEO and Co-Founder