Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Peace From God – The Story Behind John 14:27

John 14:27 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John was one of Jesus’ disciples.  He wrote this book to prove that Jesus was in fact God come here to earth to save people from their sins.

In John 14, Jesus was explaining that He would not be with the disciples for much longer.  He was going away and would send His Holy Spirit to be their helper.  He knew His disciples would despair when He had left and be afraid of what the world would do to them.

In John 14:27 Jesus told His disciples that He was leaving them His peace.  Not a passing peace based upon circumstances or absence of difficulty, but an internal peace that resides in the heart;  a peace that is founded upon the very nature of Jesus and His love for them.  Although He will not be physically with them anymore, He will be with them always spiritually and will make sure they are taken care of.

Jesus is with us and our children just as much today as He was with His disciples.  The same peace is available to us as we can see from this promise of Jesus.  “My peace I give to you.”

Now you know the story behind John 14:27.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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