Peace on Earth
2 Thessalonians 3:16
God gave us the only way that we can experience peace in the form of his son, Jesus Christ. He made the provision as told in Luke 2:11-14, “‘to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!’”
We worry, we fret, we scream, we cry, but we fail to rely on the one who has come and sacrificed to give us peace. He tells us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” Jesus assured us that we can have peace in this life here on earth. He says in John 16:33, “I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!” He gives us his peace in the midst of the trials of life. Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 3:16, “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.” During this Advent season, reflect on the one who came as a baby to be resurrected as Savior and Lord to bring peace to your life—here on earth and for all eternity! If you haven’t accepted Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior, please do it before this season is over. Today is the day of salvation and true peace can never be yours without it.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:2).