Seeking Peace-Mother May I?

21 Jun

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Do you remember as a child, playing Mother May I? One person was the “mother” who acted as the caller. For instance, they would call upon a child and say “take two steps forward” The goal was to be the first player to reach the caller, but the child must remember to ask, mother may I. If the child isn’t paying attention, and takes the two steps without asking the question, the child must take the opposite action…two steps back.

I also remember my teacher who was determined to teach the correct usage of the words can and may. If a student asked a question such as “can I go to the restroom” so would respond, I don’t know are you able to go or do you need permission? She did this a lot, Lord love her.

As I read John 16:33 last week the word, may, popped from the page. In me you MAY have peace.

We have permission to have peace!

And not only may we have peace, He has equipped us to have it. He has overcome the world.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” JOHN 16:33

3 Responses to “Seeking Peace-Mother May I?”

  1. divoran09 June 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm #


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  2. ludyja June 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

    I love that verse! And the “take heart” needs to be in caps and bolded!! TAKE HEART!! I have overcome the world! Praise God!


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