Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peace On Earth

Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men . . .

I know that Christmas is a way off. But I was thinking this morning of God's promise, a promise of significant importance - Peace on earth.

I sometimes hear a complaint that goes like this. ‘Ya, some promise - “Peace on earth,” like that’s ever going to happen.”

The mistake of course is, God didn't just say Peace on earth to all people. Anti theists love to take just parts of a verse and then rage against the corrupted meaning.

The verse in question is from Luke 2:14 It says, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favour rests." An easier phrase to understand would be, “Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.”

That, my friend is a promise that God keeps in abundance. Each morning I am able to awaken in the knowledge that God approves of me. Because of my relationship with Jesus, I have the freedom to have wonderful, deep and abiding peace. I have the freedom to have peace in the thick of adversity, peace in the midst of conflict, peace in the face of opposition, peace beneath the weight of every burden. I have the freedom to lie down and sleep in peace knowing that the Creator of the Universe provides for my safety.

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