We can all use some more peace on earth.
Colossians 1:19-20 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
The infant child arrived on a night that was just like any other as far as most people could tell. But in this small corner of the world there was a magnificent event taking place. The God of all creation became Immanuel, God with us, the Prince of Peace came to change our relationship with God and with our fellow man.
Ever since the original sin in the Garden of Eden the world has been in chaos. Satan hated mankind because God said that they were the most excellent part of his creation. Satan knew that he could break that relationship that God enjoyed with man. The original sin was the beginning of strained relationships, immediately the relationship with God became a fearful one and the relationship between the two humans became mixed with pride and selfishness.
Peace with God
|Romans 5:1,10-11 Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were still His enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of His Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.|
Our situation was hopeless and there wasn't any way for us to fix our broken relationship with God. As soon as you were conceived you became an enemy of God, your sin nature put you at odds with him, but he loved you too much to leave you in that condition.
Peace with Man
|Romans 12:16-18 Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all! Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.|
|"True love never thinks evil of the beloved. It is never suspicious, but always supportive and inspiring. True love bears all things. Nothing weakens or undermines it. It is a rock, an anchor, a foundation for all the years to come." -Billy Graham|
|John 14:27 "I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid."|
Not only did Jesus teach it but he lived it out as an example to us. During his trial and the beatings he was given Jesus never lost peace, he proved that Biblical peace is unrelated to our circumstances.
Thank you Lord for bringing peace to our relationship, a peace that affects every part of my life. Help me to show peace to the world so that they will know the Prince of Peace.