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Summary: Yes there are times when life can make us feel "Sucked in, washed up, and Blown over" Yet in the midst of what the world offers .....we can have peace. "Peace I leave with you ... Peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

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For Those not familiar with an Anglican Service; we have four readings before the message is shared. The readings for this day were Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10,22-22:5 and John 14:23-29

You can trust me...... come on ... Go ahead and Jump!

I do not think there is a parent or a grandparent ... that has not said those exact words ... at one time ... to their children or grandchildren.

Be it by a pool side, ... or at the playground.

We would repeat those words .... All the while patiently or impatiently ...standing there ready to catch them, .... with arms ... open wide! (Pause)

It is the same way with God .... and the wonderful, Grace and Peace .... that He extends ... to each of us! (Pause)

I remember on more than one occasion, ... having to convince our daughter ... Kristin or our son Justin to let me throw them up in the air, ...... out in the open water .... of the pool.

And only after they felt both the thrill of the moment ... and the safety of my presence...... did they say these three words repeatedly, "Do it again .... Do it again ... Do it again daddy"

Until the point came ......when I was fully exhausted. (Pause)

Beloved .... our Father in heaven ... has his arms open wide...... He is always there ... he is always available.

(Slow) He never grows tired of hearing his children, asking Him to... do it again, ... do it again ...... forgive me ... again.

Yet so many in this world ... do not trust him.

And If we are honest ... there are times ... when we too ...... really do not trust him.

For If we did ... Why would we let our hearts be troubled? (Slow)...... Why would we worry?

Indeed .... If We Fully Trust Him.... Why would we ever worry?

If we constantly lived in that trust, .... we would have confidence ... that He will be right there ....to catch us, .... That he would be right there ....to provide for us.!

Hear our Lords words: (Turn Page)

BIBLE "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not Let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." END (John 14:27)

Do not let your hearts be troubled .... Do not let your hearts be filled with worry.... do not be afraid.

When you rely on the Grace that Jesus freely gives, ......Then there is ... a peace.

A peace that the world cannot give... a peace that passes all human ... understanding.

It is truly... an amazing grace!

It is truly ... an amazing peace ...... Amen!

And It comes by trusting in God's word ... by trusting in God's grace.

Trusting that his grace is sufficient.

And Once you have experienced that peace .... the stress of the world ... will begin .... to melt from your very soul.

One thing is certain, (Slow) once you have tasted this peace, .... you will seek to ... mature in it.

To let it permeate (Slow) every aspect of your life.

Beloved .... In the end "Peace" .... Peace of the soul ... is what this flesh ... is truly seeking.

Peace is what the world ... is also seeking.

Yet they cannot find it.

Why? ... because it is spiritual .... it cannot be found ... in what the world offers!


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