Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Isaiah gives a prophesy of hope to the people, which lists some of the names that we attribute to Jesus Christ(Isaiah 9:6-7). The list of names ends with name, Prince of Peace. Jesus, is the Prince of Peace, for all of humanity. He came to establish peace for all of humanity with God our Heavenly Father.
Peace, as used in the Hebrew language means completeness, wholeness, safety, and tranquility.
Jesus came to reestablish the relationship lost, when humanity fell into the grip of sin. Like any loving father, who’s child has run away, God has been trying to restore that lost relationship with humanity ever since the beginning of time. Since, God is completely holy and righteous and without sin and we are born into sin; we are reliant upon His love to reach across the separation to us again. The price established for sin was the sacrifice of blood, and Jesus came to shed His blood to pay our price.
Jesus, the Prince of Peace, calls all of us to live at peace in the relationships we have in our lives too. The old adage, ‘because you have been forgiven, you should forgive,’ is very true. We have peace, because God who is the completeness of peace and restoration is our great example we should work for peace and completeness with each other.
We should seek ways to make healthy and strong relationships. We should learn to forgive others, as we have been forgiven. We also should help others to grow toward completeness in their lives. This may mean reaching out to the homeless, the sick, the unwanted, and those outside of our normal circles of life. They are often the ones who need the greatest touch from God’s love. They are among those, whom God has come to redeem and build a relationship of peace and love.
May the Prince of Peace fill your life, so that you can show peace to the world.