Bible Reference: And he will be their peace. Micah 5:5 (NIV)
Micah lived in one of the darkest times in Israel’s history. He witnessed brutal warfare and widespread suffering and quite frankly, it was anything but peaceful. Yet Micah saw the light ahead. He maintained a positive perspective that allowed him to see beyond the darkness and destruction and know that there would be peace—the peace of God. Micah predicted the coming of the Christ, knowing he would bring peace despite the darkness.
Peace is hard to find. Trouble tears apart our lives. Doubt delivers us to our fears. Worry warps our sense of reality. Before we know it we’re trapped in the chaos of day to day life and panic takes over. Yet Christ came to be our peace. Everything—our hopes, worries, fears, doubts, dreams—are met by him and found in him. He can put our worries to rest and surround us with an everlasting peace that calms the raging storm in our lives.
Christmas is a busy time of year and it’s easy to get caught up in all the chaos. This holiday season, let’s make time in our schedules to experience the peace that Christ brings. Let’s set aside quiet time with our family and more importantly ourselves to reflect on God’s promises and let his peace wash over us. Through the good and bad, through times of laughter and tears, Christ came to be our peace.
In the midst of our busy schedules and broken moments, Christ is our peace.
- In what areas of your life do you need to feel peace?
- How can you work to surrender your worries, doubts, and fears to God so that you may experience peace?