Rachel shares with us from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. She talks about the live-action version of the beloved Disney movie, Mulan, particularly the chaotic battle scene in which swords are swinging and cannonballs are being launched across a great field. All of a sudden, everything slows down, and in rides Mulan, hair blowing in the wind, looking radiant as ever. The music changes, and so does the mood. We just went from something chaotic and crazy to something serene and peaceful. This is the kind of peace we have access to, a peace that doesn’t quite make sense but is present in the midst of a great battle.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27
What does your battle scene look like today? Christ wants to bring peace into the midst of it.