Jesus’ words to his disciples on the evening of the Resurrection Day were, “Peace be with you.” As you read this my prayer for each of you is that the peace of God be with you. As you receive God’s peace I trust that you will pass God’s peace to another person.
A second time Jesus said, “Peace be with you.” But this time he followed it with the command, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When we have received the peace of God it is a requirement that we go forward to share that peace.
I pray that each of you will experience the peace of God, that your lives will be blessed by the presence of God and guided by the work of the Holy Spirit. It is my honor to pray for each of you.
The Lord bless you and keep you the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.