He is an active member of a congregation in Queensland, Australia, and his name is Pax Young. We often encounter the surname Young, but his first name is not one you hear every day. How did he get the name Pax? The answer is that he was born on the very day World War I ended. The midwife who took care of the delivery asked the privilege of naming him. She named him Pax, which means peace. Often in Slavic lands one encounters the name Vladimir, which means peace. And sometimes one hears the name Olivera, which means peace. Put the only person whose name and very life meant peace was Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace. Only He can give “the peace that passes understanding.”
-Robert Shannon, Preaching May/June 1998
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