27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] John 14:27 This is my grandfather. I called him “Big Daddy“. My grandfather was a wonderful man! Just being near him gave me great security as a child. I knew as long as Big Daddy was around, nothing could hurt me!
When I was about 21 years old, my family went to the State Fair. My grandfather wanted me to ride the ferris wheel. I had a great fear of heights!! I did NOT want on that ride! I was so afraid the man would get me at the top and stop the ride and leave me there. I did not want to disappointment my grandfather so I got on it, in spite of my fear! When we got on it I looked at him. He was so thrilled to ride it and for me to ride it with him! Big Daddy was always a little like a kid. He loved fireworks, to play with my brother and me, to see our faces when he had a surprise for us, and he ALWAYS had a surprise for us! As the ride began to move I did okay until we got to the top. I began to feel terror seize me. I grabbed Big Daddy and I told him I was scared. He got a concerned look on his face. He put his arm around me and held me tightly and said, “It is okay! I’ve got you, Baby!” As the ride moved to the top again, he began to say in a calm soothing voice, “Look. Look and see if you can see Momma and Ma (my grandmother)”. He was trying to get my mind off of my fear and onto something else.
As I read the news today about all the unrest in the middle east and even in the United States I began to think of the scriptures that tell of what it will be like in the last days before Jesus returns. I knew I was seeing Bible prophecy in action! Even Universities have had to close their doors in Texas due to terrorists threats! I began to sense an uneasiness coming on me then I heard God say as plain as day, “It is okay! I’ve got you, Baby!” Glory to God!!! Just like it says in Psalm 91, a thousand may fall at our right hand and ten thousand on our left, but it SHALL NOT COME NEAR US! ONLY A SPECTATOR SHALL WE BE!!! I began to feel that same peace and security I had when my grandfather was alive. I realized my God is greater than ALL and He has me! I have nothing to fear!! In fact, I have EVERYTHING to look forward to, because my Jesus is about to appear in the clouds and take us home! Praise God!!
This is a time to be mindful of our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world! Many are in great danger!! But, our Saviour is with them, just as He is with us! Pray for angels to surround them with protection! Pray they are safe at ALL times! Pray for their EVERY need to be supplied!! Pray those who have not come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour no longer put it off! The time is short!! His coming is at hand! Even now, He stands at the door knocking! Let Him enter your heart if you have not. Pray for our country and for wisdom for those who are in office! Pray as the election comes upon us, that WE have wisdom as well! Our country’s future depends on it!
Blessings to you, precious reader! May God’s peace permeate your heart as well, today!
About the Author: My name is Juliana. I am a retired teacher from Texas. I have been a born again Christian for over forty years. I write about my passion, which is Jesus Christ! I love to see people grow and triumph in the Lord and I write a daily devotional geared to this! You can read my daily blog at simplyjuliana.wordpress.com