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The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Original artwork Silence of the Forest by Jeffrey Bedrick

Anyone who has not experienced heaven's peace cannot know what the peace is that angels enjoy...I can describe it, but not in words as it really is, because human words are not adequate. Using words, I can only describe what it is like compared to that peace of mind that people have who are content in God.

First, we need to say where peace comes from. Divine peace is within the Lord, arising from the oneness of his divine nature and the divine human nature within him. The divine quality of peace in heaven comes from the Lord, arising from his union with heaven's angels, and specifically from the union of the good and the true within each angel. These are the sources of peace. We may therefore conclude that peace in the heavens is the divine nature intimately affecting everything good there with blessedness. So it is the source of all the joy in heaven. In its essence, it is the divine joy of the Lord's divine love, arising from  his union with heaven and with every individual there. This joy perceived by the Lord in the angels and by the angels from the Lord is peace. It flows down from there to provide angels with everything that is blessed and delightful and happy - what is called "heavenly joy."

Emanuel Swedenborg, Heaven and Hell, n.284/286
first published in 1758

Let There Be Peace on Earth
Miller and Jackson

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me, 
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be, 
With God as our Father, Brothers all are we, 
Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,
With ev'ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

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Paradise Rainbows Angels
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Rev. David Sonmor's Perpetual Calendar.
A Daily Selection from the Bible and Swedenborg's writings.

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