Bible Finding Peace this Advent

Finding Peace this Advent

This marks the second week of Advent – the theme of which is peace. In our Advent bible study, we discussed the biblical use of the word “peace” (watch the video here to get it – it’s REALLY helpful!).

Peace is more than the absence of conflict.
It’s wholeness, completeness, restoration.
It is shalom.

As the video said, it’s not just two rival nations no longer at war; it’s the nations now working together. It’s not just letting go of hard feelings; it’s true reconciliation between parties. It’s not just stopping the pain; it is full healing.

Brokenness restored to wholeness.
Emptiness filled with goodness.
Darkness flooded with light. 

For a moment, reflect on peace as described like this…and ask yourself,

What robs you of peace?

This list can be long. In the bible studies we came up with a big list – and one that will probably resonate with you in some way: disappointment with others, family drama, neighborly conflict, loss, fears, guilt…the list could go on and on.
The good news – and the comfort – of Christmas is that Jesus came into this world as “the Prince of Peace,” and where he reigns, there is “endless peace” (Isaiah 9:6-7).  Or as Paul said of Jesus, “he is our peace” (Eph. 2:14).  It’s no wonder that once Simeon saw the baby Jesus, he could go out “in peace” (Luke 2:29).
The irony of Christmas is that this season, we find ourselves busier, more stressed out and stretched thin than usual – more in need of peace!
This Christmas season – in the midst of your un-peace – remember who Jesus is: the Prince of Peace. The reason for peace on earth (Luke 2:14). The one who gives us his own peace (John 14:27).

May you experience his peace this Christmas season.

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