“For unto us a child is born, a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders
and he will be called . . . the Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
The prophet Isaiah spoke of a coming prince, One whose name itself exudes peace. We know Him by the name Jesus. We utilize this part of His persona when we have fears and misgivings about our lives. We seek Him after receiving disheartening news.
As children of God, we are ambassadors of His peace. In this 21st Century world, we have innumerable times to share the peace of Jesus with those who are hurting.
As I began working on this blog entry, our phone rang. It was 7:30 A. M. My caller ID screen told me it was a call from church. The office doesn’t open until 8:00. It was a recorded message; one of our members had passed away. She had been diagnosed 25 days earlier. She was in Worship service the three Sundays since she came out of the hospital. Her memorial service was last Thursday. She was a well-loved lady.
During times of loss, we yearn for peace for those bereaved family members. We call out to Jesus and ask Him to comfort the family and those who knew the departed.
People in our nation and in our world desire peace. Jesus told his disciples,”’ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not be troubled and do not be afraid.’”
Jesus is our peace for whatever problem or condition we face. He came to earth to help us learn of the Father and how we can live closer to Him.
As ambassadors for Jesus, let’s each one choose to speak words of peace to those around us, at the grocery, the hair salon, the insurance office, wherever we hear Jesus telling us to speak words of peace—His peace.