Unwrapping the Gift of Peace

Friday, December 06, 2013

Purpose...  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 angels watched and a young mother labored, 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 to bridge the gap through His ultimate sacrifice on the cross.  He came with a purpose of reconciliation.  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.

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12 comments

  1. Thank you for this reflection on peace. John 14:27 is one of my favorites. I've appreciated your message today.

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  2. So thankful for our Saviour. Who came to show us the Way into His arms of peace.

    I pray you may feel His arms of peace wrapped around you. X

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  3. Hi Janet! I love that God wants an intimate relationship with us! What a blessing that He set His plan in action out of love for us!

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  4. Thanks, Anita! I pray you feel Him as well! Blessings to you, friend!

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  5. He is the Shalom of heaven wrapped up in flesh. So thankful for His peace!

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  6. With Him, we can be calm in the midst of the storm...


    Blessings, Joan

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  7. Thank you Joan for this beautiful advent message of PEACE! This is My One Word for 2013 and my verse! Unwrapping the gift of Peace with the Prince of Peace, Jehovah Shalom and sending His peace to you ... with many blessings as He reassures and calms the storms, I will anchor myself in His Peace! Have a blessed weekend and SONday! ~ Peace in Christ, Peggy

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  8. He came for me. Wow. What an amazing wonder! Thanks for linking up at Recommendation Saturday! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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  9. Peace is a great word to have! I'm clinging to it myself... So blessed that God has so willingly given it to us. His love is so great!


    Blessings to you, Peggy! Joan

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  10. It truly is a gift beyond comparison, isn't it? To have a relationship with our Savior and Lord is amazing!


    In His grip, Joan

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  11. When I read your article, an acceptance reveals itself for me. The disciples were aware of the fact life on earth changed with Jesus. Man went from being to showing, which means God went from God giving commandments to God qualifying.


    I enjoy reading your posts. The Lord give you a nice week!

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  12. Thanks, Anders! It is an amazing thing that God did for us...to become man in order to become the sacrifice for our sins. His love is amazing!


    Blessings, Joan

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