PEACE ON EARTH?
Are you familiar with John Lennon’s song “Imagine“? In the eyes of the world this is probably the supreme peace song of or generation. How sad and ironic, that he should be murdered by a deranged man – gunned down outside his New York apartment 39 years ago this past December 8 (1980).
True peace seems elusive even, even to those who fight hardest and cry loudest for it.
A lot of people are looking for peace this days in a world filled with stress. They are looking for rest. With their days filled with worry they’re looking for real security. But most of the time they never find it.
So, where do we find peace? The first Christmas, angels appeared to some shepherds and declared that peace is available.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
Peace for everyone on earth. Where? An Old Testament prophecy tells us where peace is.
“For to us a child is born… and he will be called…. the Prince of Peace…” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Peace is not found in any place. Peace is not found in a treaty or ban on guns. Peace is found only in a person, that Person is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Prince of Peace.
No Jesus = No Peace.
Know Jesus = Know Peace.
This Sunday, December 22, I will conclude my sermon series, The Gifts of Christmas, with Christmas Peace. We will discover how to have peace with God, the peace of God, and peace with others.
Join me this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Greg Burdine – Faith Baptist Church