Daily Devotional Luke 24:36 – Why did Jesus say, “Peace be with You?” – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 431

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24:36)

Many churches have a time of greeting during the service. The Episcopal and Catholic churches call the time Passing of the Peace, and the congregants say, “Peace” or “Peace be with you,” instead of “Hello.” The tradition comes from this Scripture.

Jesus greeted His followers with, “Peace be with you.” He died so we could have peace with God. The disciples felt guilty because they were scared and abandoned Jesus. Those who stayed with Him demoted him to a prophet. Jesus didn’t mention their wrongdoings. He gave them peace. H wanted us to have peace with Him and peace with God.

The ride through life is difficult when it doesn’t go as planned. When we do or say something wrong or someone wrongs us, we don’t feel peaceful. As Christians, we go to God in prayer and give Him our worries, but it is a process until we feel peace again.

Jesus’ message is that when we’re in His presence, our hearts should burn with peace because we’re forgiven and His boundless love for us won’t end, and He won’t ever abandon us.

When we greet each other with “Peace be with you,” we’re not only reminding others of Jesus’ peace, we’re extending our love and mercy also. You might want to call someone who needs peace today and extend your mercy, if needed, and, of course, your love.

Father God, thank you for forgiving my wrongdoings and taking away my guilt. Help me extend Your mercy and love to others to make the world more peaceful. I pray in Jesus precious and holy name, amen.

Daily Devotional Luke 24:36 – Why did Jesus say, “Peace be with You?” – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 431

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Luke 24:36 – Why did Jesus say, “Peace be with You?” – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 431

  1. In the last two years I had an incident with a family member that caused me great pain. I felt betrayal with lies that were denied. We didn’t speak for over a year and it has been difficult trying to piece the relationship back together again. She felt betrayed and I did too. I am not sure if things will ever be the same again. I am pretty sure they won’t be, but I don’t what God has in store for either one of us. It doesn’t help to know that she would have never called me and felt I was the only one that was wrong. The ride through life did not go as planned and my life does not feel peaceful when it comes to her. As a Christian, all I can do is pray and ask God if there is anything else I can do to help myself not feel so wounded. I pray for her too. Heavenly Father, help heal both of us and be peaceful to one another.

    1. Things on earth are complicated. Things in heaven will be different. She will know everything that happened to you and Jesus will help her understand your heart. There will be no tears in heaven, and there will be three sisters loving each other instead of two. It will be that way for eternity.

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