Author: Sarah Rexford
In different seasons of life we experience the character of God in different ways. In addition, we also have opportunities to portray His character in different ways depending on where He has placed us to serve Him.
Today we held our Hygiene Kit Packing event and it was a great time of seeing the community come together, once again, to serve those in need.
In some seasons, service is how we are best able to portray God’s character.
In other seasons, the love of God may be more visible, or maybe the joy of God, or the kindness of God.
Naturally, there are seasons — or times — where we experience peace more than other times. “Peace” may seem like an interesting word-choice when our country has suffered several natural disasters these past couple of months. When so many people are left without, it is hard to experience peace.
But it’s in these times of disaster — times of chaos — when we need it most!
Jesus is not just the God of peace in the easy times. Rather, He is the God of peace in the chaos. And perhaps experiencing peace in the chaos shows us more of who God really is. Anyone can feel peace in good times. It’s natural. Joy feels simple when the world seems to be holding itself together and carrying on.
It’s peace in the chaos that shows God’s power.
Knowing, understanding, and acting on the fact that God does, indeed, reign over the chaos can bring us into peace.
God is not just the God of peace but also the God of peace in the chaos.
This is something we can remember and hold onto as we pack hygiene kits, as we send our children to school, as we drive to work listening to the news.
As we live in newfound peace we can also live in hope. Hope, because our God is the God of peace in the chaos and because we know the ending to earth’s story:
Victory over sin and death….
Eternity in Heaven….
Peace for mankind.