“This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”
Peace is often noticeable in its absence. When we have peace, it is easy to take it for granted. When you check the standard English dictionary, the first definition you will often see for peace is “The state prevailing during the absence of war.” In essence, peace for the world is something quantifiable and finite.
Yet, as Christians, we are privy to a different kind of peace. A peace that passes all of understanding. It is a peace that can’t be quantified, is not often deserved, and one whose source never runs dry.
The coming of Jesus the Messiah into this broken world after a period of over 400 years of silence from God must have been the first wave of deep peace. Israel could not comprehend it then that their long-awaited messiah had come. The world did not yet understand the depth of meaning to His coming and the peace He brings.
Even now, those who are not in Christ cannot understand this peace. It is our duty to invite them into this new definition of peace. Finally, we as brothers and sisters in the fold of Christ must see to it that we do not take the peace of God for granted. We must thank God each day for the peace He brings. One that remains through it all.
By Kingdom Wisdom