Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
In this war torn world there is a longing for peace; a longing for reconciliation where pain is ceased and guns aren’t an accessory. The devil is a deceiving toothless snake, longing to sap and destroy prospect and happiness on this earth. His thrill is destruction and therefore, this is not only an earthly battle but a spiritual one too. The root of turmoil is the human heart, and even though we should actively seek to be peacemakers within the world, we ultimately, and firstly need to seek an inner peace with God. Romans 5:27 reads “since we have been justified though faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Before we came to know Christ we were at war with Him, battling against His reign over our lives, and as Christians at times we can continue to fight against God. We believe that the world can satisfy more than the God who can move mountains. But, He has clothed us in righteousness, we are saved by Grace AND we have PEACE with Him. When we have this ultimate peace with God it is then that we can show peace towards others… that we can go and tell a broken and destructed world about the Gospel of peace, and the God of peace who makes the wounded whole.
Finally…We will bear the label of ‘Sons of God’ because we are following in the footsteps of an Eternal God whose Son was to give the ultimate ministry of peacemaking on the cross at Calvary.
Until we are reconciled with Christ we shall never know ultimate peace. We may search for it but only God can full fill.
Lord, make me a channel of Your peace.