Jesus = Peace

The Thirteenth Day of Advent

Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:32-33 (NASB)

If you read the headlines today, you will certainly find tribulation. Wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, pestilence, and famine…there is turmoil everywhere you turn. World peace may be the goal of many, but it is certainly not a reality. For generations, mankind has sought peace. When Jesus was facing imminent death, He gave His disciples a beautiful promise. He said, “…in Me you may have peace.” As we celebrate the birth of Christ here at Christmas, what better blessing could we give than “peace on earth, good will toward men.” Jesus Christ is true peace. As we celebrate His birth, we can give no greater gift to others than the blessing of peace in Christ.

The World ≠ Peace

The World = Tribulation

Jesus > World

Jesus = Peace

Larry Soape

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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