Jesus can open locked doors. He was not stopped by the physical barriers in that first century home, and he was not stopped by the emotional and physical barriers that kept his friends locked away.
Presence is powerful and hard to describe. A child cries until her dog comes alongside and nuzzles her. A teenager is heartbroken until his mother smiles with gentle reassurance. A player is scared until the coach’s confidence is communicated with a look or a word. The presence of Jesus was particularly powerful. Crowds parted for him, grieving parents became hopeful, raging storms went still. How different our lives would be if we learned to cultivate his presence! What peace and calm we would know.
What does your presence communicate?
Who can bring you peace?
Pray that you will bring peace to others today.