Steven A. Bush - December 24, 2017
Peace on Earth From The Prince of Peace
Colossians 2:19-20 says: "For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross." (ESV) There's no true and lasting peace horizontally unless there's first peace made vertically. Wars and rumors of wars won't cease here below until peace is made with Heaven Above! The truth is, you were born God's enemy. Satan was your commander and chief, the world the battlefield upon which you'd fall, and your heart (at its best) was still twisted in enmity against your Maker. You had no means to negotiate peace with God. But God, from the beginning, had a plan for peace. His would be through His only Son, The Prince of Peace. God would present His only Son as a sacrifice to make peace between Him and you! What are the terms He offers? Unconditional surrender. There is no greater love than this! No greater gift than this! And most certainly no greater Peace!