Peace be upon you
Luke 24:36 AMP
While they were talking about this,
Jesus Himself [suddenly] stood among them
and said to them, “Peace be to you.”
When they spoke of these things.
About what else could they have been speaking?
For does not the mouth speak from the overflow of the heart? (See Luke 6:45)
Through His resurrection and appearances, the Lord had filled the hearts overflowing with joy and wonder. He and His mighty deeds were now probably the only subject of discussion. May it be the same today in your life, and in your congregation.
Sunday is the day of the Lord, the day on which the resurrection of Christ is especially commemorated!
Are the Lord and His great works still the center of attention with you.
It should be! And so it also must be in every sermon.
Although He Himself is no longer with us physically, like He was here with the disciples on this first day of the week, the night of Resurrection Day, He is with us because of the presence of His Spirit.
His Spirit is present. Discovering, convincing, but also comforting and peace-giving.
He alone is able to literally make the words “Peace be to you!” come through, and become the truth in our lives.
Then all fear and doubt is banished from our lives, and peace will reign within us.
When you belong to the Christ, then His Spirit testifies with our spirit, that we are children of God!
Romans 8:16 AMP
The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms
together with our spirit [assuring us]
that we [the believers] are children of God.