“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”. Isaiah 9:6
On nights when Burt and Lucy have been to Doggie Daycare, they each pick a couch and climb up on it. There is no fight over bones or tug of war with pull toys or Christmas decorations. There is no barking as a noisy vehicle drives by or another dog enjoys his evening walk. Peace reigns in our household. It might be a fleeting peace but it is definitely enjoyed while it lasts.
The Prince of Peace came at Christmas so that peace might reign on earth and in our hearts. Isaiah prophesied of his coming in Isaiah, Chapter 9. Verse 7 states that there will be no end to the peace that Christ brings. In John 14, Jesus tells us he will leave us his peace. John 16 tells us that in Jesus we can have peace and Romans 5:1 states that since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God. In Colossians 3:15 we are told to let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.
Peace is defined as freedom from disturbance. It is a tranquility. In this world of drama, tranquility is a desire of many. Just as it is nice to have peace in your home, it is wonderful to have peace rule in your heart and mind. To not let the problems of this world upset you because you know Christ is in control and no matter what, He will take care of you.
Isaiah 11:6 states, “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. At my house, the dogs living together in peace is infrequent but Christ will bring peace to this world so much so that dangerous animals will live in harmony and be led by a little child with no fear. Until that time comes we can keep our minds focused on Jesus and trust him so that he will keep us in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3)
Is drama taking over your life? Do you long for peace and contentment? Invite the Prince of Peace into your heart as you celebrate his birth.
Peace on earth begins with us. Just like the song says, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”.