Embracing the Simple Call to Peace

Embracing the Simple Call to Peace


Colossians 3:15 (NIV)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

In a world filled with complexities, demands, and constant noise, the simplicity of our calling as Christians can be a breath of fresh air. Colossians 3:15 reminds us of a fundamental aspect of our calling – to be people of peace.

Our calling to peace is refreshingly simple. It’s not about striving for grand achievements or scaling towering mountains; it’s about allowing the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts. It’s about choosing serenity over chaos, calm over turmoil, and love over conflict.

Amid life’s complexities, remember the straightforward invitation to be peacemakers, both within our own hearts and in our interactions with others. Our calling to peace is an opportunity to embody Christ’s nature in the most uncomplicated and beautiful way.

As “members of one body,” we are called to peace. This aspect of our calling underscores the interconnectedness of our faith. Our individual pursuit of peace contributes to the peace of the entire body of Christ. As members of the same body, our actions, attitudes, and choices have a ripple effect. Embracing this simple calling means that we strive to bring peace not only to our lives but to the lives of those around us.

The verse concludes with a reminder to “be thankful.” Gratitude is a powerful component of our calling. In recognizing the gift of peace, we cultivate a heart of thankfulness. Gratitude reminds us of the simplicity of our calling and how, in choosing peace, we are partaking in something profound.


How can you let the peace of Christ rule in your heart in the midst of life’s complexities?

In what ways can you contribute to the peace of the body of Christ, fostering unity and love?