A church in a particular place was holding choir practice, suddenly a baby at the gathering begin to cry. The choir master, who happened to be the baby’s grandmother took him and try to comfort him but all to no avail. The baby was uneasy. A lady behind her said, “give him to me.” She held him for a while but he continue to cry.
A third lady behind the lady that held him, pick him up and peck him but the baby resist to be comforted. Eventually, his father step up and said ‘Bring him to me, I will comfort him’. As soon as he pick up his son, he stop crying, and soon fell asleep. “How interesting,” said his grandmother. “HE FOUND PEACE IN THE ARMS OF HIS DADDY”
This little episode reminds me of the famous quote by St. James Augustine about our heavenly Father; “You made us for Yourself, and our hearts find no peace until they rest in You.” How true.
So often in life, people do all sorts of things to find peace. Many people are in pursue of fames while some people got evicted in drugs and alcoholic drinks thinking that is the way out. However, some people try different religions, while many people lives a wayward life and immoral lifestyle. Despite their best efforts, they still come up short and find themselves empty. There is a hole or void in their lives that cannot be fill by the things of this world. In all honesty, it is a hole that only God can fill.
The Bible tells us that real peace and lasting fulfillment come only through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1).
Jesus invites you to come to Him: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ” (Matthew 11:28).
Are you in need of rest? Have you been searching for peace? Do you need the forgiveness of your sins? Then come to Jesus today. Ask Him for forgiveness and His free gift of eternal life. He has promise that all who come to Him will be accepted. “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” (John 6:37).
Simply come as you are. Like the baby who found peace in the arms of his daddy, if you believe, you will find peace in the arms of your heavenly Father.
In addition; …seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and every other things will be added unto you.
Written by: Pastor Oladiji Sunday Oladimeji.
Added and edited by: Oyeniyi Olayemi Samuel
God Bless You!