Easter’s mission, power and promise are packed into these words that Jesus spoke to his disciples.
And wrapped up with them is an invitation for us, too.
In this life we will know the wretchedness of the world (and of ourselves),
but in Christ Jesus there is peace to be known even deeper,
for he sits in authority over the world – a victory he claimed by a cross and an empty grave!
His reign is right and just, and we are called to come and follow,
that we might declare his Lordship and extend his reign.
Jesus shows us the Father, gives us the Spirit, and makes the way for us to know and live out peace.
“I have told you all these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33