The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225


Church of Christ




"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace" (Col. 3:15).

High on a mountain pass on the boundary between Argentina and Chile stands a famous statue of Christ, called, "The Christ of the Andes. Completed and dedicated in 1904, it commemorates a series of boundary and peace treaties between the two countries. In 1937 a tablet was added with the Spanish inscription, "Sooner shall these mountains crumble into dust than Argentines and Chileans break the peace sworn at the feet of Christ the Redeemer." It stands as a symbol of the only one who can bring peace to a world or an individual.

There is much talk today of world peace. Two rulers in Palestine just met to discuss ways of accomplishing it in a troubled part of the world. This has been done before and nothing seems to bring lasting peace. In the midst of schedule-packed lives individuals are searching for inner peace as a defense against the stress and strain of today's living. There may not be peace in the world today, but there can be PEACE in the HEART.

The secret of inner peace is letting God's peace rule in our hearts. "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts." God has provided peace for us through the person of Jesus Christ. "He is our peace" (Eph. 2:14). The word "rule" carries the thought of arbitrating or umpiring, the settling of differences where there is a conflict of thoughts, motives, and attitudes. When Christ controls our lives, He will settle our problems and differences, giving us inner quietness and calmness. It doesn't mean we will be free from conflicts and disturbances. They will come; but the Lord will give quietness in the midst of them. When we encounter differences of opinions, irritations, and annoyances, He will give us His peace. When frustrations build up, He will give calmness of spirit.

There is peace in the heart for us today.....It is only through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a great day and make a difference...Love mark Phil. 4:11

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