Thirty three years before Jesus walked the dusty road to Calvary, He came to this earth in the body of an infant. The Creator became the created; wholly Divine and yet wholly human. In that humble stable 2000 years ago, as a young mother strained and angels watched, God put His plan into motion. Jesus was born into this world to give us a gift unimaginable. He came to bring us peace with God.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
Since sin first entered the world through an act of deception in the garden, we have been separated from God. But Jesus made a way through His ultimate sacrifice on the cross to become reconciled. At the moment of His death, the curtain in the temple was torn allowing us direct access to our Heavenly Father. Through our surrender and acceptance of Him, our sins are washed away. There is no longer reason to fear the terrors of this world for our future is secure with Him.
“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us” (Romans 5:1).
So on this Sunday, as we light the second candle in Advent and unwrap the gift of peace, let us remember the purpose for which our Lord was born into this imperfect world. He came for you and me.
So thankful for His peace,
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