Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spread Peace This Christmas

"And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." (Luke 2:13-14)

Christmas is a very important time of the year. It's a time when people are tenderhearted and kind. It is the perfect time to plant seeds of love in the lives of people we meet.

Sometimes those seeds may just take the form of a kind word in the middle of our busy schedule, or it might be a prayer for someone who is hurting.

It's amazing how many people are ready to hear what we have to say when we say it in love. Who knows how many of those small seeds may one day take root and bring one more precious soul into the glorious kingdom of our God?

At Jesus' birth the Angel announced "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth PEACE, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14). At His ascension Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you, my PEACE I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"(John 14:27).

The gift of the Saviour is an expression of good-will or Love to people, and therefore God is to be praised. No words can express the greatness of His love towards us. (John 3:16) Today the world is in need of peace, but true and lasting peace can only be realized when we're in right relationship with God the giver of peace.

Let us celebrate Jesus, embrace and spread peace this Christmas because He is the reason for the season.

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