JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Isaiah 9:6, which says about Jesus, “He will be called….Prince Of Peace.”
Verse 7 goes on to say, “Of the increase of his government and peace, there will be no end.”
Under His righteous leadership, true and lasting peace will be established. While the world yearns for the peace that Jesus offers, it does not yet experience this reality. That is because we need to acknowledge peace on His terms. Welcoming the influence of Jesus as our Savior and Lord invites peace. But peace is elusive as long as we push Jesus away.
On a personal level, we can experience the gift of God’s peace this Christmas, by embracing the presence of Jesus.
Romans 5:1 says, “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Receiving Jesus as our Prince of Peace is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.