Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Meditation on Peace

Micah 5:4-5 (New International Version)
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4 He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. 5 And he will be their peace.

The passage in Micah 5: 4-5 is speaking prophetically of Jesus. Hundreds of years later the book of Ephesians echoes the message of peace, brought to us through him. How I love the endless weaving together of his word.

Ephesians 2:14-15 (New International Version)
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14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,

Prayer: Dearest Lord, this world as never before needs to hear the gospel, the good news of peace. Let me have the sandals of peace firmly strapped on today. Please saturate me in your presence and let me bear your peace into every situation, every room, every conversation.

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