Day 15: Prophecy of the Prince of Peace
Picture / Ornament: Dove and Crown
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7; John 14:27, John 16:33
Song: Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus
Another Song: Prince of Peace
Isaiah prophesied about the future, telling us what the Savior would be like. Isaiah’s prophecies both helped people to recognize the coming Savior as well as helping us today to know more about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Isaiah told us that the Savior would be called the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father and the PRINCE of PEACE.
You might see someone holding up two fingers and saying “Peace,” but what does peace really mean? Does peace just mean not being at war? Peace is a lot more than just not being in the middle of a war. As a country, America is at peace, but do most Americans have peace in their heart?
When I was younger, I worried about all kinds of things! I worried there might be a car accident or a fire or that I might get sick. I worried that I’d get lost in the store or that my dog would get hit by a car. My heart and mind were not at peace. I didn’t know Jesus wanted to be my Savior and I didn’t know that God loved me. Do you ever feel worried or afraid? What do you worry about?
Worry, fear and anxiety are the opposites of peace. When we trust Jesus, He will give us peace, but when we are trying to rule our own lives, we will struggle with fear and anxiety.
We are not all-powerful or all-knowing or all-good… but God is! God is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good, so we can trust in Him and have peace.
Jesus came to bring peace to our hearts and minds and one day Jesus will return and bring peace to the nations. In our world there are still so many difficult problems. We live in a broken world. There are still accidents and fires. People still get sick. Children do get lost and dogs do get hit by cars. These things are all so sad and painful, but when we trust in Jesus, He can give us peace in the middle of those trials.
We don’t have to worry about our future. We don’t have to worry about what might happen tomorrow or next week or a year from now. We can have peace because we can trust in Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Today is a perfect day to thank God for giving us peace in our hearts as we trust in His Son, Jesus.
Remember … Christmas is all about Jesus!