The Christmas Angels sang, “Peace on earth and goodwill to men.” It is a beautiful blessing.
At this time of year many people try to be kind and loving, and this song of the Angels is partially fulfilled. But for many people, peace and goodwill are not in their stocking or under the tree.
What is peace?
What sort of peace do people desire and pray for?
For different people, the peace they need in their lives is different.
For people who live in a war zone or a place of violence, peace means there are no killings.
For people who are persecuted and even killed for being Christian, peace means no more raids on their villages in the middle of the night.
For people who are bullied, it means being left alone.
For poor people or for displaced people, it means food on the table and a place to live.
For the lonely, it means friendship and love.
For the sick, peace is health and strength., etc., etc., etc..
Can Christmas peace bring peace to all of these people? Is peace just a hope for heaven, or is there hope for peace on earth? To find that peace, we must first realize that peace is a gift from God. Peace is the work of God; it is an act of God.
We people sometimes try to make peace, but we are the ones who break the peace into pieces in the first place, so true peace cannot be made by people. It must be done by God. And God brings peace in a very wonderful way.
May the PRINCE OF PEACE rule in your heart, your home, your actions and your attitude during these next days of celebration!
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.