Those who want peace are people who know how wonderful it is.
Those who want terror and destruction will never understand peace, because generations have buried it under deep layers of hatred.
Have you ever walked out into a big sunlit field at the beginning of summer?
If the field is large enough, surrounded by a stand of trees, and left in a cover of thick grass, you won’t hear a nearby highway.
No traffic blurs the whisper of a light breeze or the buzz of insects. The sound of a meadow lark is music, and the call of a bobwhite is comfort. The sun lays a warm arm over your shoulders and touches your head. The movement of horses entering the field by a side gate is muted, as if they walk with silent steps. Their heads bend to the tender shoots of new grass. You can even add the laughter of children entering the field by a side gate.
Within this scenario are no notes of terror or destruction.
You know what would signify peace to you and others close to you. Add the scenes in your head. What is peace to you? Is it peace within?
But what if you have been raised with no peace or desire for peace? What if your family has no understanding of peace? What if the faces around you have no expression of peace? Then there is no true happiness.
The Bible tells us to walk in peace with all men. We can keep peace within our hearts and reach out to those in need of comfort. Peace can be wonderful … if only the world knew that.