John Rivers-- pure-lived, conscientious, zealous as he was--had not yet found that peace of God
which passeth all understanding: he had no more found it, I thought, than had I with my concealed and racking regrets for my broken idol and lost elysium--regrets to which I have latterly avoided referring, but which possessed me and tyrannised over me ruthlessly.
And long afterwards with solemn thankfulness he said, speaking of his wife, "The peace of God
came into my life before the altar when I wedded her."
He with his consorted EVE The storie heard attentive, and was fill'd With admiration, and deep Muse to heare Of things so high and strange, things to thir thought So unimaginable as hate in Heav'n, And Warr so neer the Peace of God
in bliss With such confusion: but the evil soon Driv'n back redounded as a flood on those From whom it sprung, impossible to mix With Blessedness.
Then came the moment of the final blessing, when the forever sublime words, "The peace of God
, which passeth all understanding," seemed to blend with the calm afternoon sunshine that fell on the bowed heads of the congregation; and then the quiet rising, the mothers tying on the bonnets of the little maidens who had slept through the sermon, the fathers collecting the prayer-books, until all streamed out through the old archway into the green churchyard and began their neighbourly talk, their simple civilities, and their invitations to tea; for on a Sunday every one was ready to receive a guest--it was the day when all must be in their best clothes and their best humour.
"Like Mary, keep these things in your heart and wait patiently for the peace of God
. No peace will come without prayer," Tagle said.
The former President warned Nigerians not to allow the peace of God
to elude the country, saying if such happened, on the contrary, no one should ascribe the act to God.
Then, as you stay close to Him, spend time with Him, and serve Him, the "peace of God
in your heart "which surpasses all 'human' understanding." (Philippians 4:4-7).
Let us all remember as 'sons and daughters of God' that peace is our common vocation and mission, and that the peace of God
is 'never the peace of compromise or capitulation to evil; it is also not about the absence of conflict and turmoil,' but rather it is 'a peace that transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ
Written with clarity, compassion, and concern, "Flowing in the River of God's Will" is sure to resonate with new believers looking for a how-to guide for living the Christian life and mature Christians eager to experience more of the peace of God
through a deeper intimacy with Him.
Chronological chapters cover the period from 950 to 1350, from the Peace of God
movement through the Hundred Years War and popular rebellions.
To celebrate his appearance on the Welcome Home show, Glenn is also offering an eBook sale for The Reality of Suffering and the Peace of God
over Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
In the pages of "Fishing For God--And Vice Versa", author and longtime angler Bill Rooney confirms this truth from personal experience, feeling the peace of God
while bobbing in the waterways of the United States and even Canada.