"Peace on earth, goodwill to men..." These words were sung by the angel choir, declaring the coming of Jesus, the one who will bring Peace. But what are we talking about? Because throughout history there has never been a time of peace. Well, there was, in the garden, before Adam and Eve sinned. In Genesis we see Adam and Eve able to walk and talk with God in the garden. Once they ate the forbidden fruit, they hid from God, were banished from the garden, a curse was placed over everything and the first blood was shed when a poor innocent animal died because they needed to make clothes for themselves to cover their nakedness. SIN breaks peace between humanity and creation and worst of all, it breaks the peace between us and God. The truth is we don't like to do what others tell us so we go the opposite way and do what we want. It's the same with our view towards God. So our natural tendency is to hide from God. As a people we are banished from the garden and sin continues to disrupt the peace between God and self. That's why Jesus came 2000 years ago. He is the "Peacemaker." He provided THE WAY for us to have peace with God. Apart from Jesus there is no peace with God. As the saying goes, "NO Jesus, NO peace. KNOW Jesus, KNOW peace." This Christmas, may you receive the greatest gift of all... the restoration of peace with God that comes through a personal relationship with Jesus. (Read Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:9 & 5:1 and message me with any questions).
Snippets are what pops in my head while having my daily quiet time with God. I write it down to maybe encourage, challenge or inspire others to read God's word. Please feel free to share your snippets as well. Enjoy and God bless!