Keller: Peace the world can not give

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Last week, at our Friday morning men’s Bible sharing meeting, my friend, David Santineau, was the moderator and chose John 14: 27 as the topic: “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.”

Each man had a chance to share his thoughts about peace. The consensus was that we all had glimpses of peace, but without much success of long periods of being at peace. It was agreed that the world can easily quench anyone’s spirit of peace when we forget it comes from God, our Father. His peace surpasses all worldly understanding.

As we were getting ready to pray and close the meeting, Don Villa had a desire to share something, which is usually a story that relates to the subject of the meeting.

He said that a young boy was standing close to a busy street. A man, concerned about his safety, passed by and asked him what he was waiting for. The boy said that he was waiting for the bus.

“The bus stop is two blocks away!” the man said.

“I’ll just wait here,” said the boy.

The man then walked away, a little aggravated.

Within a couple of minutes, the bus came to a squeaking stop. The boy got in and when the bus passed the man, he put the window down, waved to the man, and yelled, “I forgot to tell you that my father is the bus driver!”

The moral of the story is that our Heavenly Father will never leave us, nor forsake us. If we trust Him with our lives, He will give us our heart’s desire – including peace.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call (985-652-8477), or e-mail: