The Bible says in Hebrews 13:20; Romans 16:20; 15:33 that our Almighty God is the God of peace. Yes, He Himself is our Peace (Ephesians 2:14) Have you ever thought that why the God of peace should come in search of mankind?
God sent His only Son Jesus into this world to make peace between God and man. In Psalm 7:11, the Psalmist says that our God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. His purpose for this earth is really wonderful. He is holy, righteous, pure, and who cannot look upon nor tolerate sin of any man. But the ways of every man are wicked because he has a very nature of sin. The Psalmist says in Psalm 51:5, “I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked.” Sin produces separation, first with God, and secondly with man. God does not want to be separated from man because of sin. That separation, the gap caused by sin, is bridged by Jesus Christ.
40 years back, my father was working in a State Bank Company. He got a job transfer to Andhra Pradesh. My parents knew not any other language except English and Tamil. One day, we went to a house to rent it. When we entered in, they invited us using their language. They said, “Ikkada Randi, Koochandi” which means, “Come Here, Please Sit” Not knowing about their language, my mother thought why they are using “Vaadi, Poadi” which is a local language in Tamil. We were totally confused that why they are scolding and we worried about our stay there. Then a man who knew both Tamil and Telugu language came to our parents and said, “‘Randi’ is an honourable word used by the Telugu people so never think that it is a disrespectful word.” When we heard that, we felt very happy and we stayed there peacefully.
Ephesians 2:15,16 says that Jesus came into this world to make peace between both God and man through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.” Jesus made peace through the blood of His cross. He sacrificed Himself to put an end to the enmity. Yes, He is called the Prince of Peace. Because Christ died for us, we have everlasting peace with God. God who is rich in mercy, “demonstrates His own love toward us” that “while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Romans. 5:8, 10). In conclusion, because we have been declared righteous (justified) by God, through faith, we have everlasting peace with God. This day, let us celebrate His love and peace and give thanks offering to God.
Loving Lord Jesus,
I completely yield myself to You. Thank You Lord for sacrificing Yourself on the cross to make peace between God and me. Thank You Lord for every blessing You have given, every blessing You have sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve. Lord, You have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That's Your kind of peace, Lord. Fill me with Your peace and help me to live in peace with all other men. In Your Name, I pray,