The quest for lasting peace among men dates back farther than the historical record, yet for all of the striving no lasting peace can be found. Some may ask, “why?”
Why? Because there is no outward solution to solve the inward problem. If what is within is corrupt then surely our behaviors will reflect it.
So, for all the noble striving for peace we can be sure that we will only see more of the same. Men’s corrupt hearts compel them to pursue their selfish desires at any cost.
Surely it will not be long before we are willing to sacrifice our freedoms for the sake of peace. This peace will come at a high price. To add insult to injury the one who promises this peace will bring the worst of wars mankind has ever seen.
The only solution is a change what is at the very heart of man. The old, selfish nature must die to be replaced with a new nature that not only desires, but truly understands peace.
You may say, “that’s impossible!” and in some ways you are correct. In and of ourselves there is no solution. The corruption of our hearts is like a cancer that remains incurable.
There is but one man in all of history who lived without being corrupted. This man laid down his life willingly on our behalf. He knew the hopelessness of our situation and he did not sit idly by. His sacrifice not only paved the way for our transformation, it demonstrated the kind of selflessness that will bring lasting peace.
The story does not end there! This perfect man is not just a man, He is the one and only son of God. Perhaps you have heard of him. His name is Jesus. His sacrifice was not only for a few, it was for all who would receive it. Rebirth into this new man is for one and for all.
Are you tired of watching the news? Are you tired of the endless warfare? Peace is right before you, all you need to do is embrace it.
Mitch Salmon is a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the Good News – The Gospel of Christ Jesus!