Peace on Earth

2,000 years ago an angel announced the birth of Christ…and immediately a heavenly host appeared with the angel and ended their visitation with the words, “Peace on earth, good will to all upon whom God’s favor rests.” Peace on earth…those are beautiful words…words we would all love to have come true. But let me ask you…where is that peace on earth? Where can we find it?

There is nothing that people talk more about and experience less than peace? Our day is like Jeremiah’s, in that people cry “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (Jer. 6:14). Americans live in comfortable homes, but domestic violence is at an all-time high. Our cities are the most modern in the world, yet the streets are unsafe. Our communication technology is unsurpassed, but there has never been more misunderstanding. In fact, people come to church so filled with anxiety that is almost impossible for sermons to put them to sleep.

Where can we go for peace? Where on this earth can we discover lasting and fulfilling peace? For many the destination for finding peace may seem preposterous, however the place of peace is actually a person of peace. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27).

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