Rather ironically the motto of the Apollo 11 flight was, “We come in peace for all mankind.” This motto was on the plaque which was deposited on the face of the moon. The landing was on the Sea of Tranquility. Armstrong and Aldrin reported that they found a tranquil and peaceful scene on the moon surface. In retrospect, it was rather audacious to leave a plaque about peace on a place where there never had been any humans to disturb the peace.
One thing is certain, humans know very little about peace. World War 1 ended with the signing of the armistice that was touted as the agreement that would end all wars. The Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, and experts have calculated that since then for every year of war there have been two minutes of peace.
We don’t do much better on a personal level but this morning we are going to dig a practical formula out of God’s Word that can actually enable us to have peace. Then tonight, in the evening service we are going to have a special program-singspiration on “The Peace of God” that has been a great blessing to me as I’ve been praying, meditating, reading, and researching to put it together. I believe it will be a blessing to you as well.