Ephesians 2:14-18, 22
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit… And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

As we continue to read through the rich text in the book of Ephesians, I struggle to choose the right passage as there is so much the Lord is speaking to me today. Even though I might chose a certain portion, I do encourage you to click the link and read the entire chapter to get a good sense of what God is speaking to us. Paul’s ministry was to the Gentiles (non-Jews) and the two people becoming one is about us, non-Jews, being reconciled with the Jews to become God’s chosen people. What hostility is he referring to one might wonder. With the current situation in the Gaza strip and the questionable response of the Israelites, it is a challenge to understand what God is doing but lets not focus on current affairs and politics but rather keep our focus on what God is saying to us today.

When I consider the life of Jesus, I see peace throughout His life here on earth even though he was troubled, betrayed, cheated, lied to, condoned, crushed and given the lowly punishment of death on a cross for no sin of His own. During His earthly stay, Jesus was constantly working to reconcile man to God and His message was one of hope. When we look around at life today, the last thing one can find is peace as there is strife and unrest globally. Having traveled to over 111 cities around the world, I am yet to find a peaceable place and the reason is that we are seeking peace in a selfish and broken place. Jesus however is offering us peaceful living in God’s presence for eternity and calls us, whether Jews or Gentiles, to be a part of His chosen family simply by faith in Him and what He came to do for us. My world is no longer driven by current affairs but by the leading of the Holy Spirit and I seek to glorify God in everything and live in peace with Him. What have you decided?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Comments
  1. Dr.Priya Rajan says:

    What do u expect me to comment on this justified article, am too glad that i have found some one who knows the truth, and is sharing it with this world. in this materialistic world where fame and pride is dominant, a look at the Savior alone can make us walk in the path of truth. Hope, you are doing good in Toronto, my wishes, love and prayers. Will tweet this post now. Thanks for the wonderful article. God Bless.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Priya Thanks for your comment and I am glad to meet a Christian who lives out her faith in the midst of suffering. You are in my prayers and I know the Lord hears your cry and feels your pain and gives you the grace to cope. I’m really enjoying Toronto but missing my family and cannot wait to see them on Friday night 😀 Blessings, Vineet

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Brooks Trelawney, Holy Tweets. Holy Tweets said: An Offer of Peace « Daily Christian Journal http://bit.ly/bjsjY2 #Jesus #god #spirit […]

  3. Vineet,

    I like what you said here…there is no where in the world we can find peace because no place can guarantee peace and security…apart for the ONE who is the PRINCE OF PEACE…the Person, Jesus Christ. Let us pray therefore that the Peace giver will be revealed in the hearts of men.

    God bless,

    Gladwell

  4. Rani John says:

    Vineet,

    What you said is absolutely true…the peace and security that we get at His feet…is something which you cannot compare with anything in this world…Lovely is His dwelling place and thats the reason why the Psalmist says that better is one day in His courts than thousand elsewhere..

    God Bless,
    Rani

  5. Thank you Vineet, for sharing about the peace of Jesus. How precious and needed it is, and it can be found no where else. Just a small thing to share about the Gaza strip situation . . .please don’t be swayed by everything that is in the media. Much is done to slander Israel. In this situation, the Israeli commandos went on board with paintball guns. They were invited on board, then attacked with pipes, wrenches, live fire and hammers. It was only then, when they were being wounded, that they had to use real weapons. But this won’t be reported. . .Okay, enough from me! 🙂 God bless you and yours!!! deb

  6. blesseddad says:

    Vineet,
    I am encouraged by this post in your point that there is no peace apart from God. The world is self involved and fueled by instant self gratification. But when we walk with the Spirit we have happiness amidst the chaos. God Bless brother
    Jim

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s