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From very ancient times the hearts of men have longed for peace. They have longed not merely that there should be no more war but more particularly they have desired peace of mind and heart.
In the early days of Israel we have the benediction, "The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." The Sanskrit invocations end with: "Peace, peace, peace." The old Mohammedan greeting is, "Peace be upon thee."
Where can we secure this peace that men have longed for through many centuries? The answer is given us in the words of the Lord Jesus Christ: "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you.... These things have I spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace."
The peace that brings calm to the soul, even amid the storms that sweep over every life, is to be found in Him. It can be found nowhere else.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind in stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee." Isa. 26:33Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3).