As a young man I kept odd hours. I liked to stay up all night, listening to the radio and reading. No phone would ring, no one would come to the door. The time was mine.
Just before dawn I might go into the garden to watch the sun rise. At the first light, the garden was still. Even the insects made no sound. The crickets were all chirped out. On the driest day there would be dew on the grass and plants. Spider webs that went unnoticed during the day, were outlined with silvery moisture.
The peace was palpable. You could feel it in your stomach. This was not just the absence of "bustle and strife", it had a silent force of its own.
Christians like to sing, "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." Anyone who understands what lies ahead, knows there will be no peace. Not under the present Satanic "Administration". The pathetic dreams of peace, the lack of war so many long for, are not to be until evil and the Evil One are destroyed.
Individuals may find it for awhile, but under the best of circumstances death awaits--goodbye "peace".
So what I want to think about is Eternal Peace, when the whole earth and those who will dwell in New Jerusalem, will live in active peace. Even the thousand year reign of Christ will end in the attack and destruction of great multitudes who attack the Camp of the Saints (Revelation 20:9).
Remarkable as it may seem, permanent, eternal peace is over a thousand years away. Rather than a mere lack of war, it will be a peace in the presence of God, without the devil and his evil--an active peace. Isn't that exciting?