The Way Of Peace

………………to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:79b)

Luke tells of the prophecy of Zacharias after his mouth had been opened.  God shut up the mouth of Zacharias because he doubted the Word of God.  After Zacharias believed, his mouth was opened and he prophesized saying that his son, John the Baptist, shall be the prophet of the highest which is Jesus Christ.  Zacharias went on to say that John shall go before Christ and shall prepare the hearts of men to receive salvation.  His duty was to prepare men to receive forgiveness for the remission of sins.  He was to give light to them that sit in darkness.  He was not that light but he was to guide them to the light.  He was to guide them into the way of peace.  How can we have peace without Christ in our life.  It is not possible.  For Christ is the author of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33. 

Jesus Christ is called the Prince of Peace.  In this world there is tribulation.  In this world there is confusion.  In this world there is mistrust.  In this world there is anxiety.  There is no peace on the job.  There is no peace in the community.  There is no peace in the home.  But you can find peace in Christ.  The way of peace is only in Christ.  In the 14th Chapter of John, as Jesus was making preparation to leave this earth, he said ”Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”.   John 14:27.  You can expect to have difficulties and trouble in this world.  You can expect to have hard times in this world.  You can expect to have trials and tribulations in this world.  Jesus tells us to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world.  He has overcome trials.  He has overcome difficulties.  He has overcome trouble.  He has overcome hard times.  He has overcome tribulations.  How can one have peace when confusion is all around?  It is only in Jesus Christ and knowing that he will never leave us or forsake us.  We can have the same peace Christ had when he stated “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.  To be guided into the way of peace is simply to be guided to Jesus Christ.  Look to the New Year with a renewed devotion, a renewed commitment, a renewed joy, a renewed vigor and the peace of God.

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