On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. John 20:19-20
A few hours after Mary told the disciples about seeing Jesus alive, the disciples were gathered – and shaking in their boots. Their Savior had just overcame death and was walking the Earth again, and they were afraid. Did they think that the leaders suspected them of “grave robbing?” Perhaps. We can only speculate, but we do know they were afraid.
So, what did Jesus do? He calmed them down: Peace be with you.
Today in the midst of your fears and struggles, Jesus Christ says it again, “peace be with you.” Having the Prince of Peace tell you “peace be with you” is certainly a good start to restoring the peace you once had.
Peace be with you today.