John 20:19 “Peace be with you.”
That’s more than a greeting, dear Jesus, that’s a blessing! You know the real guilt that I feel over my sins, guilt that robs me of my peace, guilt for which I beat myself up over time and again. But you say, “Peace be with you.” You established peace for me as you died on the cross to forgive all my sins. You signed and sealed this peace treaty with your blood. God does not condemn me for my sins or hold them against me. I am at peace with him because of the peace you give me. May this peace fill my heart with joy as it chases away all my guilt. Amen.