Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The Prince of Peace

“And His name will be called . . . Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV).

During the storms of life, we long for peace within. In our crazy culture with so many uncertainties in the air, it’s great to know that Jesus can be our Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 tells us that Jesus is the Prince of peace. That takes care of the disturbances of life. When the angels appeared to the shepherds one night as they watched over their flocks, the Bible tells us they praised God and said, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased” (Luke 2:14 NLT).

The way you have peace is by having a relationship with God. And when your life is well-pleasing to God, you can experience this personal peace.

A little bit later in the Christmas narrative when the wise men came to visit Jesus, they brought Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Those seem like curious gifts to bring to a child. But I think they had insight into the mission that Jesus came to fulfill. They gave Him gold because He was a king, frankincense (or incense) because He would be our high priest, representing us before God, and myrrh, which was an embalming element.

Also in Isaiah 9:6, we read that “the government will be upon His shoulder” (NKJV). A lot of time has passed since the birth of Jesus. And when He returns again to Earth and establishes His kingdom, He will reign righteously as King of kings and Lord of lords.

But first, Jesus took the cross upon his shoulders. He came to die on a cross. We don’t like to think about that. But the beautiful little baby, born in a manger, came with a purpose. And that purpose, that mission, was to die for the sins of the world.

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