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Today, I can truly say that the whole world is in search of peace. The search is for global peace, national peace, domestic peace, and personal peace. It is unfortunate that our daily news is filled with talks of war or the potential of wars; supposedly, for the quest of peace. Have you ever wondered, “How did the world arrive at such a state of unrest?” As a child, I had such a hopeful outlook of the world. However, as an adult reality paints a different picture of a world filled with despair, pain, hurt, and unrest. It is disappointing to see that even man’s best effort to obtain peace is inaccurate and short-lived. Truly, peace is the order for today’s ills.
The kind of peace that is needed today in our world is not just peace between man, but peace between man and God. The absence of peace is due to our sins. Our sins not only causes us to live without peace, but in turn, makes us an enemy of God. Without a peace offering it is impossible to live in peace with God and each other. The Bible tells us that we have a loving God that foreknew that man would need a peace offering in order to be reconciled back to him. God prepared his peace offering in the form of giving his only begotten Son, Jesus. God freely gave Jesus as a peace offering to restore peace once again between Himself and man.
Jesus as our peace offering from God not only provided redemption from our sins but also he gave us everlasting fellowship with God, the Father. God wants fellowship with his creation, man.Today if you are in search of peace it is found in Jesus. If you desire fellowship with God, then Jesus is your peace offering to a everlasting relationship with God, the Father.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 2:12-18
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.