Peace

Peace is something that we all want.  We want peace with others.  We want peace with ourselves.  We want peace with God.  We want peace.

And as much as we want peace, it can be so hard to come by.  It can be so hard to find peace with others.  With God. With ourselves. We want that peace that passes understanding.  We want to rest our head on our pillow at night. We want to be at peace with others.

And sometimes, it’s just hard to have happen.  Sometimes, instead of peace, it feels like we are in a war.  And peace is never to be seen.  Listen to the words of Psalm 122: 6-9 today, talking about peace:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!” For my brothers and companions’ sake I will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.

Christ-Our-Peace-Postcard-2012In the season of Advent, peace is a major concept.  Jesus is the prince of peace.  He came to bring peace.   Peace to the world.  Peace to our relationships.  Peace to our souls.

And yet we find that there isn’t peace.

So, what do we do?

We work for it.  As best we can, in our lives, we work for peace. We work for peace with others.  Sometimes, yes, we must be the bigger person.  As Christians, that’s what we are supposed to do.

Through Christ, we can have peace with God.  He has paid the price, and you are forgiven.

And, through Jesus, we have peace with ourselves.  Because through Him, we are forgiven by God. So, we can forgive ourselves.

We desire peace. But that peace that we desire, it only comes through Jesus. Today, may we focus on the prince of peace. And may we find that peace that we are looking for.

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