2018 07 15: The Armor of God

Far from the superficial assumption that “everything goes better with Jesus,” it’s closer to the truth that signing up with Jesus is going to bring us a lot more trouble, loss, and heartache in this life than we bargained for. 

There’s a wonderful hymn written by the Mississippi poet William Alexander Percy that sums up the lives of suffering to which Christ called his twelve disciples: Contented, peaceful fishermen, before they ever knew, the peace of God that filled their hearts brimful, and broke them too.  Young John who trimmed the flapping sail, homeless in Patmos died.  Peter, who hauled the teeming net, head-down was crucified.  The peace of God, it is no peace, but strife closed in the sod.  Yet let us pray for but one thing—the marvelous peace of God.