23rd December 2018

SAT-7 UK Advent Prayer: Day 23

 

DECEMBER 23:

PRINCE OF PEACE?

“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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.”

ISAIAH 9:6-7

This passage, in which Isaiah prophesies Jesus as our “Prince of Peace,” is one of

the most-loved and most-read of the Christmas season. But where is the peace that

He promised? His coming did not bring an end to war, military might, aggression

or anxiety – something the downcast disciples on the road to Emmaus felt all too

keenly as they said with despondency, “We had hoped that he was the one who

was going to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21). They lost all hope when they saw their

beloved friend die – where was the triumph over the Romans they had expected?

Little did they know they were speaking to the risen Jesus! And little did they

understand that, through His death and resurrection, He had brought about the

ultimate victory – not an end to Roman occupation as they had thought, but

something immeasurably better – the peace of a restored relationship between

humanity and the Father.

When the brokenness of this world overwhelms,

thank God for the peace

that Jesus gives us

– the ultimate peace of His kingdom, which “transcends all

understanding” (Philippians 4:7).

 

I’m a non-Christian and disabled. I see the

catastrophe in the world and the mistakes

people are making. I see people getting killed

no matter what religion they are. I pray for

these people. I watch your channel and you are

helping people spiritually. My life is a lot harder

as a disabled person compared to others,

but

as long as there are people like you

talking about peace and love, this chaos

will end. I believe it.

HARUN, TURKEY


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