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Isaiah 9:6-7 “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His ever expanding, peaceful government will never end. He will rule forever with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David. The passionate commitment of the LORD Almighty will guarantee this!”
Peace is a precious quality. When nations, families and friends are in conflict, our prayer is for peace. When worry and fear fill our minds, our cry is for peace. When uncertainty surrounds us, we look and long for peace.
Peace makes good things happen. People are most productive and fulfilled in an atmosphere of peace. People are healthier when their spirits are at rest. Homes are stronger when mom and dad get along.
One of the royal titles of Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. When and where He rules, the result is supernatural peace.
As the Prince of Peace, Jesus handles the worries we release to Him. He reconciles strife-infected relationships. He quiets our raging emotional storms and drives away demons of fear by His Word and power. When and where Jesus rules, there will be peace!
Christmas provides us a fresh opportunity to seek God’s peace. Are you worried? Give your cares to Jesus. Are you at odds with another person? Invite Jesus to heal your broken relationships. Are you living in guilt about some sin in your past? Look to Jesus for His forgiveness. Let this Christmas be a new day of peace for you!
Lord, how we need your peace! Worry and fear, strife and bitterness regularly rob us of the full life you designed for us to live. Help us to enter into your peace. Teach us how to keep your peace. Drive away every force of darkness that torments our minds and disturbs our relationships. Come as the Prince of Peace and rule over us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.