Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Blind Woman's Wish

Before she was two years old, a serious illness destroyed the sight and hearing of Helen Keller. As a result of the illness, she was unable to learn to speak.

But she would not be defeated. She overcame her blindness and deafness by learning to read and write in Braille. Eventually, she even learned to talk.

One night during an interview she was asked, “If you could have one wish, what would it be?”

Hearing? Sight? Eloquence?

Without hesitation she answered, “World peace.”

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peace makers!” The blessing is not on the “peace lovers” or the “peace talkers.” Jesus is talking about the peace that comes from the Prince of Peace Who reigns in hearts and rules in lives. Once we are at peace with God, we will then work on having peace with ourselves and others. Gone will be the greed, envy, jealousy and strife that separate us from them. In their places will be God’s love for them.

When we are at peace with the Lord, we will want others to have His peace in their lives and become real “peacemakers” as we lead others to Him.

Prayer: Father, we hear much about peace and calls for peace. But we, who know You, know that there can be no peace until the Prince of Peace dwells in hearts and dominates in lives. May we who know Your peace share it with others. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 5:9

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