For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
Peace is one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given to us! In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet Isaiah foretold of the peace we would experience upon Christ’s arrival. On any given day we experience many emotions and sometimes those emotions will try to rule our hearts. This happens when we spend too much time being anxious, angry or fearful. But the good news is that we have the power within us to choose between letting our emotions rule us or letting the Prince of Peace fill our hearts and mind with tranquility and thankfulness.
The babe in a manger reminds us that God cares about us and wants to change our lives. When he works in the lives of his people we see love, faithfulness, righteousness and peace. The name Prince of Peace reminds us that only through Jesus will we truly have peace of mind. Christ can indeed bring peace to any situation. The most difficult circumstance, the most ruthless enemy, the deepest pain –none of these are beyond Christ’s reach.
As you worship this Christmas, open your heart, soul, mind and body to his perfect peace. Let the peace of God’s presence transform you today and every day. He can calm your heart and mind. No one brings peace like Jesus.
Father we thank you that you are the Prince of Peace. We thank you that you can be our Peace in the middle of the storms of life. Continue to keep us safe in your arms. During this holiday season with all the stress that comes with it and the presents. Let us not forget your presence in our lives. Allow us to remember your Son “The Greatest Gift” we could ever receive. Thank you father for your peace that transcends all understanding. In Jesus name Amen