Let there be Peace – Week 2 of Advent
Welcome to week two of Advent – PEACE.
This week we light the second candle, a purple candle, the candle of peace.
Luke 2:14 – “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
This verse was spoken to the shepards, in a field at night, after the birth of Jesus. Then they went to see what the Lord told them about.
WHAT IS PEACE?
Peace by definition is freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. or in what we wish for most in this world -freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.
We all hope and pray that this world can come to agreements and get along. No more wars, no more hate, no more violence.
I believe that the only place we will see that is in heaven, or when Jesus returns to defeat the enemy and reclaim the perfection His Father created at the Beginning. We know as Christians we will have troubles and we are always in spiritual warfare with the enemy.
But we can have have reasuurance in the gift of baby Jesus, then in the death and resurrection of Christ, that we have peace of our salvation in Him.
John 14:27 – 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.
Peace is the abscence of fear. In the Bible, Jesus speaks of Peace quite often.
Mark 5:34 – He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Luke 7:50 – Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
This He says in regards to having no more worry or fear of their suffering, or fear of this world.
THOUGHTS THIS WEEK
I know in myself, I worry, and have fear of a lot of things. I have always been a worrier, an over protective mom, and a fear of what others will think of me. I have to remember that Jesus came to this world to protect us and save us so we do not have to worry or fear the enemy. Fear is the enemy, and if we stand up for Peace in God the enemy will leave.
As women we can be our own worst enemy, the devil can lie with comparison, and make you fell you are not important, or that what you do will never stop him. LIES LIES LIES!!!
This season and throughout the year, my prayer is for you to have peace. You are enough, you can make a difference, never doubt who God made you to be, and be so big in your faith that the enemy will run and hide!!
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