Whether you live in the USA, England, Europe, Africa, or Asia, there is one thing you hold in common. You and the rest of humanity want peace in your piece of the world–certainly, this is the case in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio this morning.
I know I’ve grown weary of all the protests, murders, shootings, and rapes that I see on the screen of my TV. The headlines of the newspaper are depressing with stories of theft, scandals, and abused children.
Here is what I am going to do in my piece of the world today. Instead of being, “overcome by evil, I’m going to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).” I am going to try my best to, “pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another (Romans 14:19).” J.B. Philipps translated this same verse in these words: “Let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of one another’s character.”
Will you join me and make this your goal for today:
- I will pursue and concentrate on bringing peace to my piece of the world.
- When confronted with the off-key and unkind remarks of others, I will try to bring harmony to the situation.
- I will do my best to be a positive presence in the life of those I encounter.
So what in the world are you going to do today? I encourage you to bring peace to your piece of the world.