Peace I Leave With You

Dec 10, 2023    Jamie Overholser

Peace. What is it? What is it not? How do we get it? Why is it so vital to the Advent story and to our overall transformation as a child of God? The priestly blessing in the Old Testament declared, "...the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” In Isaiah's prophecy the Messiah is called "the Prince of peace." The angels praised God and said "and on earth peace" the night Jesus was born (Luke 2:14). Paul said in Romans 5:1, "…since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…." And, of course, the "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace... (Galatians 5:22). 


Come, and let us gaze into the eyes of peace lying in a manger. 


Jamie Overholser