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Lesson of Faith-The Peace of Christ’s Coming

December 11th, 2013

JOHN SHIRK – Ephesians 2:17 says about Jesus that “he came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him, we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”

At the birth of Jesus, angelic messengers made the declaration, “Glory to God in the highest. And on earth, peace among men in whom he is well pleased.” The favor of God brings peace to the soul. Jesus offered Jews and Gentiles a message of peace with God. He invited us to come to Him to find rest for our weary soul. His blood shed on the cross is a message that we do not have to live as God’s enemies anymore. We can enjoy a relationship with Him that refreshes our spirit and makes us a new person. He can replace bitterness with tenderness. He can remove the weeds of hatred and plant the seeds of love. He can calm our fears and give us quiet assurance that through Jesus, our hope is secure.

The peace that Jesus brought with His coming is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk


  1. December 11th, 2013 at 19:23 | #1

    I just wrote a poem about this!

    The Birth of Peace

    The world is filled with fear today,
    Anxiety and strife.
    There are hurting people.
    There are hurting hearts
    But there’s hope for every life.

    Christmas isn’t just for fun.
    It’s the day that Hope began.
    Peace was born,
    A need was met
    With the birth of the I Am!

    Let us worry less and focus more
    On the power of God’s hand,
    The birth of Christ,
    The Light of Life,
    And the peace for every man.

    Lucinda Berry Hill author of devotional “Coffee with Jesus.” ©

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