Reading the Christmas passages from the Bible along with Advent devotionals, I have been reminded of what peace truly is.

Peace is not the absence of troubles and problems and stress and drama. Instead, peace is the presence of God.

My observation of the world and the people in it only confirms this belief. Nothing brings peace except God.

So it is fitting that the heavenly host along with the Angel while appearing to the shepherds said

“Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.” (Luke 2:14)

Peace is not everywhere. And not everyone will have it. Peace is for those who know God.

One Reply to “peace”

  1. Amen! I love how the bible talks so much about peace.

    Peace is the lack of hostility between us and God not just a calm easy feeling. There is peace between us and God only becasue Jesus has ended our war. We can have peace now if we surrender to him.

    I love that in the gospels so many times after Jesus heals someone he says something like “peace be with you.” Also, this is how Jesus greets the disciples when he appears to them after the resurrection. We have peace now because, on the cross, Jesus made peace between us and God and between us and other people. Jesus, himself, is our peace Like Ephesians 2:14 says.

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