Peace Has Come At Last
Mandatory vaccines. Fraudulent elections. Crooked politicians. Russian Collusion.
Anything but peace, eh?
What a time to be alive. My grandma Emily was sure she would witness Jesus coming in the clouds of Glory and taking her home to heaven. Her body failed her and she died of natural causes at 79 years old. My mom made her way to heaven at 86. I am 70 years old and I am (almost) certain I will be one of the raptured!
But, alas, we do not know – do we?
How Do We Live In Peace In Such a Turbulent World?
Well, it isn’t easy – so if you are having a hard time maintaining your peace, you are not alone. The club is huge.
Forget world peace if we can just have inner peace, we would have a lot. So, how do we go about that?
For me, I have learned to stay in a constant stance of prayer. I never say amen. Every breath I take I take to the glory of God. I whisper the name of Jesus at least 999 times each day. His name is ever on my lips!
Does that sound as though I live in La-La Land? Because I don’t – I have the most practical outlook on life and living as anyone I know. And, I know that nothing takes God by surprise. He already knows about all of it.
Let’s Get The Bible Out
And, brush up on some peace scriptures. Ready?
So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it The-LORD–Is-Peace. Judges 6.24
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9.6
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26.3-4
This One [the Messiah] shall be our peace. Micah 5.5
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14.27
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation…Ephesians 2.14
These are just a few of many Bible verses on peace – do you have a favorite? A go-to? Mine is Isaiah 26.3. All I have to do is “fix” my mind on the Lord and He will keep me in perfect Shalom – peace! I think that’s why I keep His name ever on my lips!
Lying In The Manger
A wee baby, wrapped in rags, surrounded by barnyard animals, sung to by dirty old shepherds – being cared for by a very young Mother and a man not His birth father – a baby who is our Prince of Peace.
A baby who grew up and hung on a wooden cross for the sins of the world – for my sin and yours – The Sacrificial Lamb. One who never said a word nor put up a fight. Soon, our Prince of Peace will return to this earth as the Mighty Lion of Judah and will deliver us to eternal peace.
From Cradle to King of Glory
I pray you know Him and His peace this holy Christmas Season.