A People of…Peace
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.” Isaiah calls Jesus the “Prince of Peace.” And when Christ was born, the angel announced that this poor baby from Nazareth who would be God’s King signified, “Peace on earth and goodwill to all people.”
Why then is peace so elusive? Whether we want to overcome personal anxiety or see a horrific war come to a close, we long for peace. The desire for it is built into us by God. He has established a Kingdom, with Jesus as its King, that will one day bathe all of creation in God’s peace. In the meantime, we, the people of his Kingdom, are resident peacemakers. We don’t choose a side, we choose our King instead and live within the character of his Kingdom, offering glimpses of its peace to others.