“Peace be with you.” John 20:19
The church of Jesus Christ began with a group of frightened men in a second-floor room in Jerusalem.
Though they’d marched with Jesus for three years, they now sat . . .afraid.
They were timid soldiers, reluctant warriors, speechless messengers.
Daring to dream that the master had left them some word, some plan,
                they came back.
But little did they know their wildest dream wasn’t wild enough.
Just as someone mumbles, “It’s no use,” they hear a noise.
They hear a voice- *Peace be with you.”
The one betrayed sought his betrayers.
What did he say unto them?
Not “What a bunch of flops!”
Not “I told you so!”
NO “Where were you when I needed you?” speeches.
But simply one phrase, “Peace be with you.”
The very thing they didn’t have was the very thing he offered: peace.    Lucado
Trust God for your day, ….Today