The Way of Peace

And they have no experience of the way of peace [they know nothing about peace, for a peaceful way they do not even recognize]. Romans 3:17

Finding PeaceOnce you have tasted something that is good and satisfying to your taste, you will continue to crave it.  Like my Aunt Nan’s delicious home-made pound cake, or my Mom’s wonderful banana pudding?  No one else can touch these two desserts; my mind is set, and I know how delicious they are.  It is such a delightful experience as you savor every bite; there is no question in your mind.   You don’t wonder, “Is there anyone else that makes a better pound cake?”  You can quiet your thoughts because it is settled in your mind.

Scripture says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”  Once you have tasted and experienced the peace of the Lord, nothing else will satisfy you. It is settled, the peace of the Lord is the only place where you are at total peace. 

Unfortunately, some people have never had this experience.  Just as some people have only tasted store bought cake, they might not even recognize a home baked one.  The same is true in spiritual things: if all you have ever experienced is religion, you haven’t tasted the real thing.  This is what Paul is referring to when he points out in the scripture above, “they do not even recognize the peace of the Lord.” 

Once you have experienced His peace, it passes all previous experiences and is written in your heart and settled in your mind.  You will recognize it.  Get in a quiet place, still your mind, pray, and read the Word until His peace fills your soul.  You will taste and see that the Lord is good!