'EIRE'NE' (i-ray'-nay) The Greek word meaning "Peace or Shalom"

  • Greek: Eirene - one, peace, quietness and rest (Strong’s Concordance)
  • English: Peace - freedom from disturbance; tranquility. A state of tranquility or quiet. (Merriam-Webster)
  • Hebrew: Shalom - Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye. (Oxford Dictionary)

Each of these definitions symbolize a contentment beyond a worldly viewpoint. We often think when hearing Peace, it means lack of conflict. The Bible mentions Peace 237 times in the Old Testament, 91 times in the New Testament with Jesus using the word in each of the Gospels numerous times. The translation may slightly change these numbers but the point of mentioning this is to express how important the pursuit of Peace should be in our lives.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” - Hebrews 12:14

In Prayer, I believe the Lord gave me a directive; He said, “think young, compared to eternity you are an infant and always shall be.” Find Peace in the wholeness provided by the example of Yeshua and the promise of God. What a comfort to know Gods Glory will never grow old.

And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.  I considerthatourpresentsufferingsare notcomparabletotheglorythat will berevealedinus. The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God…” - Romans 8:17-19 (Berean Study Bible).

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].” – Matthew 11:28 (Amplified Bible)
Peace, Shalom or Eirene lives in the place where your faith resides. Where does your Peace come from? What did we say over the last six months? In Greek = Parakaleo Diakonia Kharis Eudokeo Koinonia Eirene

MY translation: Coming along side, service and grace (with) delight and fellowship and peace.

The City Care Center @ Zion City Church
This month’s non-profit being recognized by 4Tucson for exceptional service in the face of COVID and every other obstacle created by this season is The City Care Center @ Zion City Church. (Previously known as Victory Worship Center) This is a ministry prophesied about for years until a time such as this when they are able to answer the many demands of our city. Since opening on April 10, 2021, The City Care Center has served:

  • 267 clients
  • 391 people
  • 119 people at the Mobile Medical Unit
  • 110 people for counseling appointments

The City Care Center at Zion City Church is providing food, clothing and personal hygiene items along with baby food and diapers. The sonogram area is opening soon, and counseling and other services are also beginning.
Visit the link below to see all they are doing and hope to do. Pray for them and consider how you might help to reach the lost and hurting. These are blessed folks out there and I ask you to support them however you are moved to and in whatever way the Lord speaks to you. Go visit, take a tour and thank God for these wonderful people. https://vwcaz.org/citycarehome

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