- “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).
- “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
- In Mark 4:39, when a storm struck the boat of the terrified disciples, Christ rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace! Be still! Besides physical storms, He helps us go through various storms in life such as financial loss, terminal disease or bereavement.
- If we would commit our worries to Him and call upon Him, He would give us the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6–7).
- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:16-17).
- “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God” (John 3:18).
One day, Jesus was speaking His disciples when someone mentioned that His mother and brothers were outside, asking whether they might speak to Him (Matthew 12:46). Typically, we would think that Christ would take time off to meet his family members. However, on this occasion, Jesus did not follow social norms. But He was not being disrespectful to His earthly family. He did provide for his mother’s security as He hung on the cross.