Prince of Peace

According to Webster’s Dictionary the word Peace means “Freedom from disturbance; tranquility and quiet”.  Today we live in a world that operates in just the opposite of that.  Everyday there is a news report about a killing, an unlawful intrusion, or some sort of attack to our nation.  Every time you log onto your social media pages your timeline is flooded with indignant fights and riots, police brutality, or an overwhelming amount of sexual innuendoes.   Rarely now do we see much promotion for peace.  Even in our personal lives, so many areas are being corrupted with so much “noise” and we constantly find ourselves crying out for a moment of silence.  You wonder where the peace can come from, who can turn the volume down.  

According to the scriptures it says  “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).  There is the answer to our question!  God sent to us a gift, His son.  He gave us His son and His son died to pay the price of all our sins.  The Son of God is the source of our peace.  The sacrifice of His life was clear evidence that He would do anything for us.  When the world is turbulent, all we have to do is go to God and He will supply the tranquility we need.  When our personal lives seem to be in shambles, when we take to our knees to pray and to call out to the Son, nothing but peace and joy will be restored in our lives.  

With all the hell around us, God wants us to come to Him.  He wants us to seek Him for refuge.  He is our safe place.   So often we turn to all the other vices that only further complicate our lives.  We get misled because such vices like alcohol give a temporary moment of relief but then we look up a few months later and we find ourselves now battling addiction in addition to all the issues we were fighting before we took the first drink.  God is the most sincere and consistent cure.  God doesn’t add to our problems, He only strengthens us during our storms.  You wonder what God requires of you…just to trust Him. God doesn’t want to use you, He only wants to protect you and provide for you.  But it’s required for you to trust.  What a comforting thought knowing we serve a God that just wants our trust and faith and He will supply all the rest.  Live peacefully and Trust God!  

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