Listen to today’s devo!

Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name. (3 John 14)

The Christian rock band member seated himself beside the tour bus driver. It was 2 a.m., and the bus was rolling down the highway to the next concert venue. Everyone else was asleep. The two men had traveled thousands of miles together and a trusted friendship had developed.

Looking into the night sky and listening to the sounds of the road, the two talked quietly. After a while, the band member began to share about his estranged relationship with his father. The pain was evident in his labored speech as he struggled to share the story.

The driver listened, asked God for wisdom, and then prayed over the band member. An inspired conviction filled the band member, and he immediately called his father and left him a message. By the week’s end, the father returned the call beginning a reconciliation between the two. Peace was replacing heartache as they talked.

Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Peace is possible when trust and love are present. John knew peace and desired to share it with his spiritual family. Perhaps you too have a John in your life—one who exudes peace. Consider: What is it about that person that calms anxiety and frees you to share your heart? And how can you embody that same peace?

Embrace peace and repair a broken relationship.

Janelle Vernon serves The Wesleyan Church as executive director of Communication and Administration, general secretary, and publisher for Wesleyan Publishing House.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House.  Reprinted from Light from the Word.  Used by permission.  Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.