Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Ephesians 2:13-18 (NIV)
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
I invite you to pause today and consider God’s incredible gift of peace through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Consider the lengths that our heavenly Father has gone in order to show us His perfect love and reconcile us to Himself through Jesus (see also 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).
As you sit with Jesus and His word today, ask Him to show you more of what it means to be a peacemaker (see also James 3:17-18).
Perhaps you need to linger here with Jesus and allow Him to minister His peace to your heart today.
Are there certain people that He brings to mind today? People that He is leading you to pray for and perhaps reach out to?
As we pause with Jesus today, here are two songs that I want to share with you:
The Lord bless you!