The Gift of Peace
Luke 2:8-14 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Of all the gifts we could think of receiving this Christmas, I can’t think of a better one than that of God’s peace! In a world of uncertainty and fear God’s peace is what is needed most. Think of it when Jesus was born on Christmas day God sent with His Son an offering of peace and good will to all men!
You may ask then why is there still so much trouble in our world? What happened? Why is it that we are still not at peace? It is because this peace that is offered through Jesus Christ must be ACCEPTED by each individual and then it can be realized!
Imagine if the whole world right now accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior then the whole world would find peace! But alas so many doubt God’s offer of salvation and peace and that is why it is lacking in their lives. If you could just only BELIEVE then you would find God’s love and peace through His Son Jesus Christ. Have faith today!
You can have peace right now if you will just pray this simple prayer, “Jesus I need you right now, come into my heart and my life, I accept you as my Savior, forgive me of the sins I have committed and save me from the curse of sin that is on this world. I believe your good will offering of peace to me. I believe this is what Christmas is really about. Come into my heart Lord Jesus, and guide me from this day forward.”
If you have prayed this simple prayer by faith, your life will never be the same again. Find a good church that preaches the Gospel and believes in a Holy Spirit filled Salvation. If you do not know of one please attend our church here in Manchester CT or call me and I will do my best to help you. God Bless you and Merry Christmas!!
Rev. Salvatore Mancini, 860-895-7034.