ADVENT 2 – Lighting The Candle Of Peace
Jesus IS Peace!
When we read the account of angels announcing Jesus’ birth to the shepherds, we read that
they praised God by proclaiming:
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The angels proclaimed peace, they proclaimed that “on earth” there was peace, and that
“Peace” was Jesus, born in Bethlehem. They also proclaimed that “on earth” there was
“good will toward man” and Jesus was that “Good Will”.
His entering into our world was the greatest expression of God’s good will toward us.
Jesus’ birth brought peace, because He is Peace. His presence was “on earth Peace” but not
peace on earth. There was much unrest during Jesus’ earthly life. Throughout the centuries
there has never been peace on earth but there is “on earth peace” because Jesus is dwelling in
the soul of every born-again believer through the power of His Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Jesus is our peace on this earth and for all eternity. He opened the way to peace with God
and He desires that you choose to receive the peace of God. That’s true rest!
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say
continually, The LORD be magnified. Psalm 40:16
Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on the cross and, when we repent and trust in Him, He is
faithful to forgive our sins and save us. Jesus absorbed the wrath of God that should have
been ours. He made peace WITH God for us and He gives us that peace WITH God in our
salvation. This peace is a fact, not a feeling. It is finished and it never changes or diminishes.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our
Lord Jesus Christ
Paul warns us against worry and he tells us that it is “with thanksgiving” we are to come to
God through Jesus, the Christ. We are to remember all that God has given us and give Him
thanks. Then we find rest in Jesus and experience the peace of God.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and
minds through Christ Jesus.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you John 14:2