So longed for, so elusive...
Peace among nations, peace at home
inner peace - everywhere we need God's
help to create the right conditions for peace to flourish.
The promise of Jesus' birth -
'on earth peace' - will soon become a reality on a world-wide scale.
Having confidence in the future will also
bring us peace now in a troubled and restless age.
"I will extend peace to her like
a river..." Isaiah 66v12
"He will be called...Prince of Peace.
"Great peace have they who love
your law" Psalm 119v165
Notes for "a time for peace"
|Love for God brings real peace of mind into our lives, no matter how difficult our circumstances.|
|Rom 5:1||Jesus as our mediator has reconciled us to God, and given us peace with him.|
|Isa 57:20-21||A world that, in God's eyes, lies in wickedness, can never experience real peace. But God has promised a great change to come.|
|All God's promises to his people anticipate a time of perfect peace in the future, when the earth will be full of God's glory.|
|These promises will be realised when Jesus returns as the King of God's Kingdom on earth, and all nations submit to his righteous rule.|
|The whole of Creation will share in this peace and harmony, which was intended by God in the beginning, but disrupted by Adam's sin.|
|To prepare ourselves for a place in that future, we must promote peace now.|