Peace on Earth | Christmas Devotional by John Grant

Peace on Earth | Christmas Devotional by John Grant

Glory to God within the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards males. Luke 2:14

Out in area two alien varieties are talking with one another. The primary spaceman says, “The dominant life varieties on the earth planet have developed satellite-based weapons.” The second alien, who seems precisely like the primary, asks, “Are they an rising intelligence?” The primary spaceman says, “I don’t assume so…They’ve them aimed toward themselves.”

Now thats a cute little story, however one which ends with extra reality than humor. As we strategy that season of the 12 months when folks discuss peace on earth, we soberly notice that there’s something however peace on earth. Civil and worldwide wars and conflicts are being fought everywhere in the globe and the specter of the unseen enemy of terrorism is ever current.

The basis reason behind all of it is greed and sin, one thing God despatched His Son to free us from, however earlier than He got here, when He got here and ever since He got here, folks have rejected each Him and His Father. In 1 Samuel 10:19 we learn

You’ve got rejected God…and requested for a king“.

So long as individuals are on the lookout for earthly energy (a king) and never heavenly energy (God), nothing will change. As we glance around the globe, individuals are aiming their weapons as each other and even shooing their very own, all within the identify of greed, energy and worldwide management.

As we enter this yuletide season amidst a fallen world of strife and battle, we needs to be reminded about what Jesus mentioned about peace.

In Matthew He mentioned,

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be referred to as sons of God (5:9) and Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I provides you with relaxation. Take my yoke upon you, and study from me, for I’m light and lowly in coronary heart, and you’ll discover relaxation to your souls. For my yoke is straightforward, and my burden is mild (11:28-30).

In John, He mentioned,

Peace I go away with you; my peace I give to you. Not because the world offers do I give to you. Let not your hearts be concerned, neither allow them to be afraid (14:27) and I’ve mentioned these items to you, that in me you might have peace. On the planet you should have tribulation. However take coronary heart; I’ve overcome the world (16:33).

The prophet Isaiah mentioned,

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not carry up sword towards nation, neither shall they study struggle any extra (Isaiah 2:4). It has but to occur, however most assuredly it would. God mentioned so.

After we learn or watch the each day press it appears to be all targeted on the strife struggle and threats of struggle on the planet, however as we have fun this coming remembrance of the delivery of our Savior, could our focus be not on the world, however on the manger that held the true agent of peace on earth actual peace .. and everlasting peace.

By John Grant
Utilized by Permission

John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practising lawyer

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