This reading from the Gospel of John deals with many interesting points, the first one being “we will… make our home with him” signifying that all of us who put our love in Jesus and obey his words will experience the immediate presence and love of the Father and the Son. And lastly, that when we give into anxiety or worry that shows a lack of faith in God’s fatherly care and love.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.” John 14:22
God’s peace is a continual gift that he is wiling to give to each and every one of us and it flows abundantly to us from his throne of grace and mercy.
“Peace from worry”
In the race to get things done,
We all struggle to stay afloat.
Each task we undertake
Can become an overwhelming obstacle,
Each sound becoming an incoherent note.
Our peace and joy can often get misplaced
We tend to neglect our one true friend.
The we look up and see
That God’s Son is still alive!
And if we trust in him
We can all have a life
Ask the Lord for wisdom
Let him set our priority
Each day can be less stressful
When we let him set us free
I really appreciate the words found in John about the Lord leaving his peace with his disciples. The world today is becoming crazier and crazier, and the knowledge that we have the support of Christ is comforting. The way you described it as a continual gift is the perfect way to picture it. Thank you for your insight!