Everywhere you turn, someone has a supposed answer for your problems. Do you have anger issues? Take this pill. Are you overworked? Go here on your next vacation. Feeling depressed? Maybe you need to buy yourself this new car. But do these really give us a peace? Not really. Perhaps a temporary one. When we turn to Christ and abide in Him, we will find peace. You say, "Well, I am a Christian and I am not really experiencing peace right now". We don't experience the peace of Christ when we don't abide in Him. We must lean not on our own understanding, but put our trust in Him and confess our sin of mistrust. We want to control our lives, but when we make Christ the Lord of our life, remember, He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, so what should we have to fear? We all struggle with peace, because it is our human nature. This is why we must come to Him daily, confessing sins of mistrust, and abide in Him. It is in that moment that the peace which surpasses all understanding, the peace that makes no sense to the world, the peace only found in Jesus Christ, will be the calm in the middle of your storm.
It is one thing to hear the Good News, but it is another to experience it. Mary went to the tomb and it was empty. There, she experienced the risen Christ for herself. No confines of religion, word of mouth, or anything else could give her the blessing of having gone to the garden and experienced the risen Savior and His love on a personal, one-on-one basis. Friends, let's leave behind everything and come experience the risen Savior and his love and grace, for our self. Jesus wants to meet us there alone in the garden so He can walk with us, talk with us, and tell us that He is ours, and we are His. That joy that we share with Jesus, many have never known. Go share that message with someone today, but remind them, Mary had a past and wasn't perfect, and so nothing is holding us back from experiencing Christ except for ourselves. All we have to do is drop everything and to go to the garden alone and we too will experience Him.
Jason Humberd worked for eleven years as a teacher, then answered his call to ministry, leaving second grade to teach all God's children from ages 2 to 110!