Sunday, February 9, 2020
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
In our relationship with the heavenly Father, we display our family likeness by manifesting the fruit of the Spirit of peace and in doing what is important to Him: making peace. Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,” and He also said, “I must be about My Father’s business” (Luke 2:49).
His last will and testament was, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you” (John 14:27). He came to bring peace, made peace through peace through the blood of the Cross and calls us to be peacemakers. Peacemaking is the family business we all need to share.
We must have peace before we can become peacemakers. Peace is an assure sign we have accepted our reconciliation with our Father. Peace is the result of a forgiven heart, now filled with Christ’s Spirit. When peace rules in our hearts, we can be peacemakers. Being a peacemaker means becoming the imitator in reconciling conflict between others and us. Our part in family business is to tear down walls that divide us and constantly work for understanding.
In a world where people and groups are at odds, our calling is to actively seek to resolve conflicts. We can listen to, love, and care for people on both sides without taking sides, for we stand on a third side – on the side of peace. Peacemaking means going into the family business – the business of God’s family.
You are loved, Pastor Don