One of the elements of Advent is the coming of peace in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Cultures and communities have their definitions of peace formed and fabricated over time through war, negotiated by leaders and, redefined by grassroots people, established by religious leaders and customs while others have been cast and branded by traditions. So do broken families.
Like love, peace carries with it very conditionally restrictive requirements for the ability to possess it. Some forms are found through consumed substances making it momentary, cursory types creating even more desirable in the heart of a person. Forever chipping away and then burying families. Stop the madness.
Here’s the cry for a peace seeker. What and who ultimately sets in order the pathway to peace? There’s only one source for peace: Jesus Christ, the one from Nazareth. Make your best efforts asking God (the Father) for assistance and wisdom and, the ways and means to pull off peaceful, loving family gatherings this season.Becuase many family gatherings will be a rehearsal of Christmas’ past, absent, frustrated, hurtful, more damaging than the last. All the more, most, more than not, really desiring peace and love.
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6.
You Be The Man
You are the possessor of peace this Christmas in and with your family. You bring it for them. You be the thermostat and not the thermometer. Without it, Christmas will be another rehearsal that over time forms tradition and legacy detracting from genuine peace and love Christmas celebrates.
Without peace, the love of Jesus Christ will never be seen or understood.
- listen with your eyes and your ears, not your words
- wait 3 seconds before you respond
- speak only life and peace like the Prince of peace
- watch what happens
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