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We're all familiar with the nursery rhyme:
- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
At times it seems like the world is falling apart, that our lives are falling apart.
- people get sick or even die
- people are hungry and homeless
- people suffer from depression and mental illness
- people are lonely
- relationships fall apart
- there are wars and shootings
And on it goes.
The news these days is anything but good, most of the time.
But wait! There is Good News! A Saviour was born! His name is Jesus. He came to save us from our sins. He came that we might know God's peace in our hearts and in our lives. In fact, He is the Prince of Peace. He came to put us back together again.
Luke 2:11 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. (NIV)
We all yearn for peace on earth and peace in our own lives. We sing of peace at this time of the year in many of our Christmas carols.
- Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, from heaven's all gracious King (It came upon a midnight clear)
- And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth (O little town of Bethlehem)
- Peace on earth and mercy mild… Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! (Hark, the herald angels sing)
- Let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace (Mary's Boy Child)
- Come kneel before the radiant Boy, Who brings you beauty, peace and joy (The Huron Carol)
- All glory be to God on high, and to the earth be peace (While shepherds watched their flocks by night)
Jesus is the answer to peace on earth. In Jesus, there is hope for a better world — a world where there is peace, a world put back together again the way God intended it to be from the very beginning.
We are put back together again into a relationship with our heavenly Father in the work of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. God made peace with mankind through the blood of Christ's death on the cross.
Isaiah 53:5 – But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV)
Real peace comes only to those who follow the One who is called the Prince of Peace, who was, and is, and is to come.
Come, Lord Jesus, come.
Prayer: Glory to God in the highest heaven! We are so thankful for the gift of Jesus, who made peace through His blood, shed on the cross. May we be filled with all joy and peace as we trust in Him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, since as members of one body we were called to peace. May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify us through and through. May our whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose holy name, we pray. Amen.
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Thanks, Dee, for this good news!
Amen, Dee. Have a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for such a good seasonal reminder that Jesus is the real source of peace.
Hi Dee. Thanks so much. A wonderful devotional. I thought it was you as soon as I started to read.
Dear Dee, thank you for your inspiring devotional to remind us that Jesus came and restored us. May you have a peaceful day. Blessings.
Grateful for these ever-fresh reminders, for the simplicity of the message and for the pervasive hope that your good words echo, Dee. Thank you.
Merry Christmas Dee
Thank you for this and thankful we have Someone who can put us back together again, praying for the ones who still need this.
May this be the Christmas that truly brings the true gift to the lost!!
Thank you for writing this devotional. Such a good reminder of the peace and hope we have through being followers of Jesus. He truly is our comfort and joy in life.
Blessings to you as you celebrate the true joy of Christmas.
Thank you for a blessed and blessing devotional.
The peace of Christmas – so wonderful – The gift of God in Jesus Christ. May he remain with you and yours forever.
I pray that God will continue to bless you and yours throughout the years.
Thank you so very much for today’s devotion which touched my heart and encouraged my state of mind. In today’s world of negativity – world news, family problems, unkindness, feelings of discouragement – your words give hope for today, and the future. Indeed – All glory be to God on high, and to the earth be Peace. Peace that only our Saviour can give us through His love for us and the world around us.
Thank you for writing devotions and sharing your faith through your submissions to PresbyCan Daily Devotional.
May God continue to inspire you as you share the good news of Jesus Christ. Have a Blessed Christmas!
Amen, Dee, glory to God in the Highest and peace to His people on earth! Thanks for writing this devotional and have a blessed Christmas. Blessings.
Your devotionals are so good and send a message – a message that we all need to hear and read more often. Thank you for submitting this so many of us will take this time to worship.