For He himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14
What a hope filled verse this is. Jesus Christ is our peace, and He has broken down every barrier. Perhaps that’s why He’s called the Prince of Peace. We all want peace in our lives, but sometimes that kind of harmony seems elusive.
We can’t control others attitudes or actions; only God can do that. We can’t make the people around us be nice, or speak kindly, or act in love. However, we can make sure that our own lives ar so filled with the Prince of Peace that we’re not adding to the discord around us. When our first goal is to reflect His love in our thoughts, our words, and our actions, peace is often a natural consequence.
We need to peace-bearers to those around us. Even when our circumstances don’t carry the serenity we long for, we can keep His peace in our spirits. Our lives should be a reflection of the One who brings peace, because He is peace.
This is truly a season when peace is needed in our lives. Just last night as I sat with one of our members it broke my heart to hear that in the last week in our area there had already been four people that had taken their own life. So please ask yourself what can you do bring peace to others and act in love, because you never know what the person you are talking to at that moment might be dealing with, you may be the one to either push them over or pull them back from the edge.
Dear Father, I want my life to be a beacon of peace to those around me. Teach me to be an embodiment of Christ, the Prince of Peace, to a world that so desperately needs Him. Remind me each moment that peace isn’t determined by others actions or my circumstances. Your peace is already mine because of Christ. Amen.
Remember God Loves you and so do I.