What is the way of peace?… It is the heart undivided in allegiance to God. So the Prince of peacecomes.… He comes to say, I have brought a sword, and I have come to war against the things inyour life that shut God out.… There are men and women who will yield to Him, and hand over toHim their sword of rebellion,… and to such men and to such women He will bring the peace of God which passeth all understanding."
G. Campbell Morgan, The Westminster Pulpit.
And I'll let a pastor from Pensacola, FL have our last word this month. Peace to you All!!
"Of all the names in the Bible that refer to the promised messiah, during the past two or threeyears the title Prince of Peace has taken on new meaning for our family. Through our years of marriage, we have been blessed with good health, supportive congregations, and encouragingfriends. However, during the past few years, we have been smitten with barrage of health issueson both sides of our family.
When a family member is being treated for a catastrophic illness, you learn to be extremely flexi- ble. You learn to pray in deeper ways than you have prayed before. You learn not to panic whenthe phone rings in the middle of the night. You strive to keep all of your family members on thesame page regarding care and treatment. You take time to treasure your phone calls and visits withthem because you are more aware of the uncertainty of the future. Such circumstances tend to in-tensify your stress level and keep your emotions on edge.
God has promised never to leave us but to give us strength in times of adversity. The prophet Isai-ah told of a coming messiah who would be an insightful counselor, a proactive God, an ever
present father, and an ambassador of peace. As Christians, we believe that these attributes describethe life and ministry of Jesus.The Apostle Paul encouraged believers to look to the Prince of Peace in every season and everycircumstance:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, withthanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all under- standing, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
. (Philippians 4:6
When unexpected difficulties and challenges come your way, invite the Prince of Peace to guardyour emotions and guide your decisions.
God of peace, thank you for promising to be with us in all of the seasons of life.Whether we are on the highest mountain or in the lowest valley, grant us inner peace throughour companionship with Christ. Amen."http://bayhillrev.blogspot.com/2007/12/advent