I want you to imagine what heaven may look like right now. Do you believe it to be a place of chaos and disorder? Do you imagine the Throne Room of the Lord filled with angels running around all stressed-out? Do you see the Lord anxiously scratching His head, confused about what to do next? Or do you imagine a place of order, peace, and tranquility?
Our scripture today states that God is a God of peace, and not disorder. Peace is freedom from disturbance, a state of quiet and tranquility. It is freedom from war or violence.
Now let’s consider our world and the news we can watch on television. Think about the events we read about on the internet. Would you believe our society to be one devoid of war and violence? A place of quiet and tranquility? I’d say, “No way!”
If God is a God of peace, then I want to invite Him into every moment of my day. Peace, for the most part, is absent from our world. Our world is noisy, violent, and filled with adversity and contention. Anyone who can bring a sense of peace to it should be welcomed!