The Kamppi Chapel of Silence in Helsinki, Finland stands out in its urban setting.  The curved structure, covered with wood, buffers the noise from the busy city outside.  Designers created the chapel as a quiet space and a “calm environment for visitors to compose themselves.”   It’s a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Many people long for peace, and a few minutes of silence may soothe our minds.  But the bible teaches that real peace – peace with God – comes from His son.  The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).  Without Christ, we are enemies of God because of our sin.  Thankfully, accepting Jesus’ sacrifice reconciles us to God and ends the hostility  that existed between us (Colossians 1:19-21).  He now sees us as Christ presents us – “holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” (Vs.22)

Having peace with God does not ensure problem-free living.  However, it does steady us during difficult times. Jesus told His followers, “In this world you will have trouble,” but He also said, “In me you may have peace” (John 16:33).  Because of Christ, the true peace of God can fill your hearts.


Peace floods the soul when Christ rules the heart.


Taken from Our Daily Bread Devotional 2017