L. A. Marzulli
Jhn 14:27 “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.”
I try to run at least three times a week. I need to do this as it keeps the old gut from expanding to the size of the GoodYear Blimp. I run three, flat, miles on the asphalt parking lot of Zuma Beach. If the tide is low, I kick off the running shoes and hit the sand. It is a time of prayer and reflection for me.
So much has been going on lately that I feel overwhelmed with trying to keep up with it all, especially the hundreds of emails that I get on a daily basis. If I went to every link and YOUTUE video that was sent my way I’d never finish the Cosmic Chess Match book I’m working on.
So there I was a few days ago running, praying, thinking, and talking to the Lord when He said, Look up and be at peace. The world seeks to find peace in all the wrong places. Some people go on vacation hoping to find peace and when they return they are sometimes more exhausted than before they left! Peace, real peace, comes only from the Lord. It is what he fills us with on a daily basis. It is His gift to us!
We are told in Luke: Luk 21:28 “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
This is the scripture that I use in my presentations to show people the times in which we are living, reflect the time that Jesus warns us that will be the signs of the end of the age, or what we call the last days. Look up! In other words, keep our eyes, hearts and minds on Him, in the promise of His word, of the promise of HIS coming again. Because He told us in advance the events that will happen in the last days, we should not have a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. We shouldn’t be cowering in a bunker somehwere, holding our 12 guage! We should be looking up and our souls should be at peace, because He told us in advance of what was coming.
He did this because He loves us and at some point will gather us to him. This promise is our blessed hope:
1Cr 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
No matter what is happening on the world scene, or in our personal lives, greater is He who is in me than He who is in the world. We can look up and be at peace knowing that He is in control. That nothing is getting past Him. That there is no end run, or scheme, or plan that can somehow get the better of Him. We can look up and be at peace for He is our peace, as He is the Prince of Peace!