Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Coral Hayward favorite scripture
What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:
This scripture was Christ talking to his disciples He first explained that Heavenly Father would send the Holy Ghost to help them remember and be comforted.
The world defines peace as the absence of war or fighting, or conflict. But Christ doesn’t define peace that way. He defines peace as the comfort and steadiness that comes from the presence of the Holy Ghost. That even in times of trouble and tragedy, if we have the Holy Ghost with us, we can feel peace. We can receive guidance and protection.
This is the peace that Christ offers us. Not the kind of peace the world can offer.
Thoughts about this scripture:
That seeing and reading this scripture often during the day can change the way we feel.
We discussed that learning some lessons from this particular scripture can help us have greater peace in our home and keep us from raising our voices to each other.
How does this strengthen my testimony
Reading and remembering this scripture during this week has helped me feel the peace that the Holy Ghost brings. Feeling the spirit more often helps me to have a stronger testimony of the gospel. It was also helpful when things in my family went wrong. I remembered this scripture and said it to myself. When I did this, I felt the comfort of the Holy Spirit and was able to be strong for others and make better choices to deal with my problems.