Peace for Our Turmoil

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nativity ballMicah 5:2-5 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days… 4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord… 5 AND HE SHALL BE THEIR PEACE.

“Peace on earth good will towards men” announced the angels dramatically at Jesus’ birth. When is the last time you experienced deep peace?  What do you do when you long for peace? Where do you turn? I think of sitting warmly inside with a hot chocolate, coffee or tea while the blizzard rages outside. That is great for a moment but it is temporary and superficial at best.

How many moments of real peace do we experience in a week’s time? Real peace with others. Real peace in our own hearts? Most of us are so used to unrest, inner conflict, stress, pressure, and ongoing low-grade stress that we don’t realize life could be different.

In this post, I invite you to consider what it means for Jesus to be our Prince of Peace. to reconsider what we currently call peace and how we go about seeking it without Him.

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