Prince of Peace
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!
Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT
Could anybody use a little PEACE?
With our modern-day celebrations of Christmas, it seems peace is a distant reality. Somehow it seems that life goes into hyperdrive from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Even with our present pandemic, there still seems to be so much going on that you have to work to find a moment of peace and quiet.
Perhaps, God knew one gift we would all need would be the gift of peace. Just as they needed peace in Isaiah’s day and Jesus’ day, we need peace today. The world’s system can’t give peace. It thrives on activity and accomplishments. The world wants us always to be competing with others and ourselves. Working a little harder, trying to do more, and achieve more.
I believe that Jesus came to bring us an inner peace that the world can’t give, and the world can’t take away. This peace is found in the understanding of who we are and whose we are. We are children of God. He is our Father, and He wants the best for us.
Let’s don’t get too busy to remember the peace God has given us at Christmas.
Heavenly Father, I give You thanks today for the gift of Peace. Thanks for sending Jesus to be my Prince of Peace. Help me to receive that gift fully.
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