FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 (NLT)
HE CAME TO GIVE ME PEACE WITH OTHERS
One week a Sunday school teacher had just finished telling her class the Christmas story. After telling the story the teacher asked, “Who do you think the most important woman in the Bible is?” A little boy raised his hand and said, “Eve.” The teacher asked him why he thought Eve was the most important woman in the Bible. The little boy replied, “Well, they name two days of the year after Eve. You know, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.”
Today we celebrate Christmas Eve and the most important birth in history. Jesus came to give us peace with God and the peace of God and as a result we can have peace with others. Colossians 3:12 tells us to let the peace we have from Jesus be the leader in our hearts and in our relationships with others. The more peace we have in our heart the easier it is to have peace with others.
Are there any relationships in your life that lack peace? What would change if Jesus ruled in the hearts of all parties involved?
Praise God if you have the opportunity to attend a Christmas Eve service this year with people you love. Ask God to help you make peace with anyone where it’s lacking in your life.
Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”