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Prince of Peace

Posted: December 24, 2018

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬

You’ve probably heard the Hebrew word for peace: “shalom.” The Greek word “eirene” means “unity and accord.” A deeper, more foundational meaning of peace is “the spiritual harmony brought about by restoration with God.”

God sent Jesus to earth to bring peace to every person, every marriage, every family, every community, every government…and that starts with restoration to God.

Jesus, thank You for being peace, for bringing peace, for modeling peace on earth. I believe that every person needs to be restored to their Creator and Savior in order to have true peace. Let that truth ring out today and tomorrow as we celebrate the greatest gift in history. Amen.