“For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross”(Colossians 1:20).
In our day, probably more than ever before, peace is the one thing called for on different fronts. I’d like to suggest, Dear Friend, that any attempt at peace, at the exclusion of Jesus Christ, is merely a temporary cessation of fire; or a brief momentary pause to replenish and reload the artillery.
How can one exclude from the equation of peace, the Prince of peace Himself?
At Christmas time we sing together with angelic Choir “Peace on Earth”! We sing the wonderful carols “Silent Night! Holy Night! All is calm! All is bright!” These are indeed lovely lyrics of peace – but lyrics they will remain unless God deals with the basic human problem of sin. This problem of sin was not addressed by the baby Jesus in a manger. Rather, it was tackled head on some 33 years later on and old rugged cross. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) True peace begins with God and flows down to mankind. Indeed, our God is a Peace-Making God! Friend, may you know that peace today.
Father, thank you for your perfect peace,
That I cannot begin to comprehend
Thank you for drawing me unto yourself
With a love that knows no end