The Prince of Peace in Our Time

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

The blogger, poojaG, has a weekly feature on, lifesfinewhine, called Six Word Story. Awhile back, her weekly entry read: “It just keeps on getting crazier.”

PoojaG didn’t speculate about the cause of the craziness, but my mind immediately went to the social upheaval caused by COVID-19 and inflamed racial tensions stoked by police brutality against minorities. Later, the divisive presidential election here in the U. S. rounded out the ultimate cray cray trifecta.

However, despite the chaos caused by current events, I submit to you that craziness is NOT the default setting of God’s creation.

As we know from the account in Genesis, the heavens and the earth were once formless and empty and darkness was over the surface of the deep (Genesis 1:3). That sounds chaotic. However, you know the story, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. “God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.”

At God’s command, chaos turned to calm.

Submission #2: God is the supreme ruler over ALL of time–including ours (Isaiah 46:10b,11b).

Yes, in spite of recent developments, the God of the universe remains on the throne. And that means the cure for crazy is still calm (peace). And the best place to find God’s peace is still with the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

As the time of His death neared, Jesus knew the events of His betrayal and execution would plunge his disciples into grief and despair, but He also knew their grief would turn to joy after His resurrection (John 16:16-33). Furthermore, the Holy Spirit would come–as promised, after His departure–to guide His followers into all truth. (John 14:16; 25-26)

That same Spirit of God’s truth is still at work today—bringing peace in our time.

I have told you these things, so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33 (NIV)
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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27 (NIV)

For a story about how to be a peacemaker in difficult times, please read peace by piece.






21 responses to “The Prince of Peace in Our Time”

  1. God Still Speaks Avatar

    No worries, you got them and so God just blessed you with it 15 days later!

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you! I just found your comment in my spam folder–15 days later! Hopefully, I’ve fixed it where your thoughts won’t be discarded. Sorry about that! Blessings.

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  3. SLIMJIM Avatar

    You’re welcome!

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  4. SLIMJIM Avatar

    Good post brother

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re most welcome, Alan! Thanks for reading and commenting so faithfully. I always look forward to hearing you’re point of view!

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  6. God Still Speaks Avatar

    What a much needed daily dose of Jesus!

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  7. Alan Kearns Avatar

    If ever there was a need to be reminded not to worry, God is in control, it is now in our broken world. Thank you for this blessed post and the story attached David. God bless you brother.

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    He is indeed a great God. Big enough to handle all of history, and beyond. Thank you for your comment and for following/ reading my blog. Yours is a blog I never miss!

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  9. CG Thelen Avatar

    God brings order to chaos. Great reminder in these turbulent times.

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  10. Vince Cambron Avatar
    Vince Cambron


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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes ma’am! God’s ways aren’t our ways, and vice versa. Like you said, that’s why we need Him to calm the ⛈ storm. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, sister! You’ve condensed my thoughts into one sentence. I could have saved people all the reading and just said what you did! Blessings.


  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Making something broken whole again—whatever it looks like—sounds good to me.
    Once again, your creativity finds more than one solution, Betty! Thanks 🙏

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  14. Betty Avatar

    We did have a trifecta of crazy this year. But your solution – peace – is provided by the Holy Trinity. Nice post, David. I also read the “Piece by Piece” post. That was an interesting post as well. Which would you choose – to glue the pieces back together to make what once was – or glue the pieces to make something new? Either way, at least the pieces are not thrown away, but are used again for something good. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Matcha Avatar

    Even the best of us have fallen victim to the chaos and craziness that has ensued from world events this year.
    And no matter how much I would like to fix it, the problem is bigger than me. It’s at that point that it must be given up to God.
    In fact, I have said it before that this experience will cause more people to depend on God. I have turned to Him for personal issues and though it wasn’t the answer I expected, it was what ended up being best for me. He is the only one that can calm the storm.

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  16. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    So often we seek earthly remedies for the crazy when all we really need to do is surrender EVERYTHING to God.

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, sir. Broken plates may be the least of our worries going forward. But like the fictional Japanese family who endured so much without breaking—and began again—so shall we! By God’s grace.
    Blessings, brother Pete.

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  18. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Thanks Dave for your perspective. I suspect we will all be tested on this issue in more practical terms after the most likely change of administration in January. We do need to hang on to the Prince of Peace.

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