Peace — One New Man
Here we are, once again, at Christmas time and most of us are unable to find the fullness of that longed for Promised Peace. Seems more and more that we are surrounded by a social system stirred with storms of war and terrorism.
Many have searched for peace. In memory of his soldier son who had died in the war, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote these famous words:
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of PEACE on earth, good will to men.
How can we find peace? Jesus lived and died to establish many realities that stretch even beyond the salvation of our soul. Among many reasons, He died to create a new society upon this earth – one that is able to dwell in His presence and embrace His PEACE in our hearts in this world (Lk. 2:10, 11, 14). Even amidst the turmoil of this hour, Jesus is our only PEACE.
DIVISIONS and discord have long existed. Archeologists explain the temple court in the New Testament times as having an elevated platform for the priests, with separated sections for the men and women. On the other side, the Gentiles were able to peer through.
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