Re:Verse passage – John 20:1-21 (day seven)
Twice in this week’s text Jesus speaks peace over His disciples (v.19, 21). Peace was, and still is a personal greeting in the Middle East, but this was far more than a “hello”. In this salutation Jesus’ creative voice calms fears and drives evil away just like His voice stilled the choppy waters on the Sea of Galilee.
Tucked away in a locked room the disciples were afraid of what was next, much like we fear our unknown futures or a perceived difficulty that lies in front of us. However, whatever may be next for you, God is well aware of the hurdles ahead and remains the author of peace for those that are His.