Peace on Earth.
For some, that is a wish. For others it has fairy tale implications. Some will immediately associate it with Miss America pageantry.
For Christians… we know that it is a responsibility. We don’t hope for peace while clinching fists and kicking sand every time we witness despair, pain, or injustice. We bring peace. We have seen the hope of Jesus Christ and His gifts to us. And on an earth that is wounded, we bring the peace. By our actions, our words, or maybe even our silence when appropriate, we usher in the peace of Jesus.
Dear brothers and sisters, don’t let those opportunities get explained away. Show the peace of Jesus. Be the peace of Jesus. Share the peace of Jesus. While you may not know your role in life, I can tell you one part that is certainly true. God didn’t intend for you to be a spectator. Bring peace on earth. Be the light on the hill. Be the lamp on the lamp stand. Pat shoulders. Listen intently. Pray. Love the cranky. Smile with the disagreeable. Respect the insane belief systems.
Don your heavenly names and attributes. God-loved. Saved. Christ-example. Peace-bringer.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. – John 14:27