What Jesus Did! 'Peace from Passion' — John 20:21

Monday, December 17, 2018

Then Jesus said again, "Peace be with you! The Father sent me. In the same way, I now send you."
— John 20:21 NLT
Illustration of John 20:21 NLT — Then Jesus said again, "Peace be with you! The Father sent me. In the same way, I now send you."

Key Thought

So often in our world, peace is a selfish retreat from the world. For Jesus, peace was something he received from his times of rest with his Father so he could go back and minister to the world. Jesus calls us to find our peace in him—a peace rooted in his defeat of death and his presence in us through his Holy Spirit. That peace, however, should restore our passion to do the work of Jesus and to be sent by him into the world to bless it with his grace.

Today's Prayer

Father, please restore my passion to touch the lost and broken around me with the grace of Jesus. Give me the peace of your dear Son so that I, too, can be sent to bless a fractured world. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Acts 1:4-8
  • Colossians 1:28-29

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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