Today, on Armistice Day, many will remember when, at the 11th hour on the 11th November 1918, the ceasefire occurred ending the hostilities of the First World War. In gratitude, the many will be remembered who lost their lives and suffered in that great war and successive wars and we, the living, promise ‘We will not forget’. Sadly, we will forget, that is part of human nature; wars do continue and even in our lives, families and communities there will be hurt and pain through what we say and do.
Peace today is fragile but greatly needed and valued. It is calculated there are at least 40 wars raging throughout the world today. Each of us can make play our part in making peace with others, backing down on what we deem are our rights and seeking the good of others.
It was the Lord Jesus who said ‘Blessed are the peacemakers …’ knowing the value and blessings of peace. In fact, He said more, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God’ Matthew’s Gospel chapter 5 verse 9. The Lord Jesus was the One who was going to make peace through His own death and give peace to all who believe on Him.
‘For it pleased the Father that in Him (the Lord Jesus) all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross’ Colossians chapter 1 verses 19-20
‘But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near’ Ephesians chapter 2 verses 13-17.
‘Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ’ Romans chapter 5 verse 1.
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