I give you a disturbing peace. The peace that won’t let you eat too much while you know others have too little. You will recognize that as you loosen your belt, others are tightening theirs.
I give you a peace that interrupts your quiet time, with the sights and sounds of wars and rumors of wars. You will become an advocate for reconciliation.
I give you a peace that won’t let you buy your children the latest fashion while you know other children have not clothing at all. You will take on the challenge of orphans.
I give you a peace that disturbs you. This peace won’t let you watch pornography as you recognize this industry exploits women and young children for the sake of pleasure. You will pursue holiness in your own entertainment and a strong influence for those around you.
I give you a peace that won’t let you sit still as you know others are running for their lives from mercenaries, militias and mad men. You will no longer shy away from bad news.
I give you a peace that convicts you as you put on each diamond and piece of gold, knowing that men and women are being slaughtered to keep the trade in precious minerals alive.
I give you a peace that makes you consider that the very drop of gasoline you buy is produced by nations that exploit its own, especially the women and the poor. You will conserve.
My peace will convict you of your own sin…, and help you show others how to keep from sin.
I give you peace that disturbs you until you pursue the peace that comforts others.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Mt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.