Have you ever stopped to think that in a machine or vehicle, how just one small bolt can cause total destruction? Amidst the gears and turbines, coils and motors, one tiny bolt malfunction can cause a ton of damage to the rest of the machine, sometimes causing a complete shutdown.
Have you experienced this as a metaphor in your personal life? When God blessed you with a home, food, family & friends (amidst other blessings), do you fall apart when one small thing goes wrong? Maybe your child talked back to you. Maybe one of your cars broke down. Maybe someone took the last pack of toilet paper from the store. Whatever that small bolt may be, don’t let it destroy your peace. Don’t let it wreck your hope. Don’t let it overshadow your faith.
In this world we live in, peace is fleeting. Even for the Christian, we struggle with finding it, yet Jesus IS peace. Think of the metaphor differently now: Jesus needs to be the bolt that holds our lives in place and… Good News: it won’t rust or break or change! The world needs to know the peace we have inside of us that holds us together during rough and uncertain times.
John 16:33, “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (ESV).”
©️Rachel D. Lyne 2020