21 Days Of Christmas: Peace
Christmas is peace. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” That was the angelic announcement on that first night. Peace. Too often I forget that the first Christmas was all about God’s longing for peace. Sin had created a separation between a holy God and a fallen humanity. God desired fellowship with us. God longed for peace, for the wall of division to be broken down so that we could be reunited. But for that to happen a sacrifice was required. A payment. A substitute who could serve as the sin-bearer for a lost and dying world. Hence, the birth of His Son and our Savior, Jesus. The incarnation of the Son made possible peace between God and man. In time that Christmas morning would give way to the Cross. The price for my sin would be paid. Fellowship with the Father would be restored. Remember that precious truth this Christmas season. Now, because of Jesus you and I can live at peace with God.