The early followers of Christ were called the Way, not Christians. It applies still today. We have found the way to all things that are meaningful and lasting. There are many highways, bi-ways, many roads, but only one of them leads us to eternal life, to God the Father, to Jesus Christ, to fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
When we find Jesus, we have found the Way. The Way to what?
HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. (Ephesians 2:14-18)
Jesus has broken down the wall that kept us from God. Jesus is our peace. God is not at war with us. He isn’t out to scare people into heaven. That is the most inferior way of delivering the gospel. He made peace through the cross. We have peace with God and the peace of God inside of us. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
Negative things will happen to us. Peace is not the absence of issues and problems. Peace is not when we finally get a stress free season. Peace is our weapon to rest. And we have it as part of our new relationship with Christ. He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) But again, that doesn’t mean we won’t have storms. Our storms will rage, but His peace can help us rest in that storm. Any storm that we can sleep in, we have authority over it. No matter what the devil is trying to do in our lives, he is a liar, and peace is our portion. Peace is the normal setting in the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)