Daily Worship

The Joy that Flows from the Peace

Albert Bogle April 22, 2022 0 2
Image credit: Unsplashh
Listen to this daily worship

John 20: 19-20 (NRSVA)

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

It’s evening, all the doors are locked, the disciples fear for their lives. There is no peace to be found. The room is filled with an uneasy tension between those who believe and those who would like to believe. Rumours of his resurrection abound but only a few have actually seen him.

Suddenly a calm peace filters through the evening air and Jesus is there among them. His familiar voice, laughing eyes and ‘told you so’ character traits, say it all. Joy emerges through the pain and laughter fills the room. Coming to terms with the new order of things doesn’t happen over night it happens by encounters.





Of Sorrow and Joy

Carrying scars pierced by spear and nail

A memorial of redemption

engraved blemishes in the hands of God

You take earth into heaven

From a cross shaped view

Unknown to angel eyes

The joy of heaven

Endured the pain

Healing wounded sinners

Unnoticed to a broken world