Much of the time anger involves making a judgment: What that person did to me was wrong and I have a right to be angry about it. Yet only God is capable of perfectly righteous anger, because God is the perfectly righteous judge.
Have you ever wondered where our thoughts come from? Have you ever said Now where did that thought come from when some bizarre thought popped into your head? Sometimes it seems they arise out of nowhere, like my moths.
We put our trust in experts all the time. Yet how hard it is to trust the Lord at times. We can worry and fret and try to figure things out on our own. We can easily become downcast when life gets hard. We can wonder if God really hears our prayers.
Communion is a good old Puritan word that means hanging out with God. Spending time with him. Getting to know him. Abiding in his word. Meditating on it. Talking with Jesus – thanking him, praying, casting our cares on him.
The peace Jesus is talking about isn’t world peace, inner peace, or even peace between people (though this peace leads to peace between people). He’s talking about the peace with God he bought on the cross.