December 14, 2023
"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Jesus Christ, whose coming we celebrate during this season, is the very source of our peace with God. Through him our relationship with God can be restored to one of peace rather than hostility. The greatest peace we need in our lives is not peace in the midst of our circumstances, peace throughout the world’s nations, or peace in our families. Our greatest need for peace is in our relationship toward God. Faith in Christ is the pathway to this peace. A pathway that would not be possible if He did not descend from heaven to sacrificially lay down his life on our behalf. It is by His payment for sin that we are justified before God. While we may desire peace in many ways, we NEED to be at peace with God. Let us look upon our Lord Jesus Christ, repent of our sin, and live in the peace of Christ.
Father, forgive us for our sinfulness and restore us by the blood of Christ. Help us to understand what it means to be at peace with you now and into eternity.