Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
May 21, 2013
We can Have Real Peace
"So now, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith in His promises, we can have real peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord had done for us" (Romans 5:1).
When Arthur DeMoss, one of my very best friends and one of our Lord's choicest servants, went to be with the Lord, as the result of an unexpected heart attack, all of us were shocked. The word reached me in Austria, where I was meeting with our European staff. Immediately, I flew back to the United States for the memorial service.
As I participated in that service, I looked over the large audience, about half of whom had been introduced to Christ through the ministry of this man whom we had all come to honor.
In the crowd, I saw one face that stood out - a face that was most radiant of all. It was Art's widow, Nancy. She was sitting in the front row with their seven children. Her radiant countenance was a demonstration to me of the supernatural joy and peace which God gives in such times of extreme grief.
Nancy and Art were the greatest of lovers and friends. They had been deeply in love since their courtship and were almost inseparable whether in the building of the business, in the rearing of their family or in their burden for evangelism and the souls of men.
Yet, in this time of Nancy's greatest sorrow, the evidence that she was filled with the Spirit radiated from her countenance. She was experiencing the supernatural peace of God - love's security, which is available to all of God's children.
Bible Reading: Romans 5:2-11
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will claim by faith God's peace - not only for me but also for family and friends in need of such peace - and seek to introduce others to the One who is the Prince of Peace.