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Peace For A Change

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

What is peace? Is it just the ending of hostility between nations, groups or individuals?

Isaiah 52:7-10

Jesus, the prince of peace, embodies this peace—the restoration to health and wholeness through the path of forgiveness and reconciliation.

What is peace? Is it just the ending of hostility between nations, groups or individuals? We have seen this type of peace shattered this year with the outbreak of war as Russia invaded the Ukraine. Bombs, missiles, artillery, hand to hand combat, and tank battles. Hundreds of thousands of military and civilians dead, injured or displaced. Maybe the peace we hope for there is just for the Russian forces to withdraw. But will it bring lasting peace?


At Christmas time, we hear the phrase “peace on earth”. We know that the Messiah would be the “Prince of Peace”. This peace we long for is more than an ending of hostility, but rather the restoration of health and wholeness between all. Jesus, the prince of peace, embodies this peace—the restoration to health and wholeness through the path of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Jesus didn’t come as a military leader, to bring peace through power and might over the nations, but to bring the way to new life, reconnection with our God. He dealt with sin and death, with Satan not by arms, but by sacrifice. Through his death and resurrection.


At Christmas, many of us are looking for peace. Internal unrest, relational conflict, wars and displacement are all around us. But we can find that peace, regardless of our circumstances, when we look to the Prince of Peace—this is the Good News of Christ and Christmas.


How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God Reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)


Let’s share this message to our friends, family and those we meet this Christmas Season.


God bless,


Pastor Stephen

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