Wednesday, December 16
Jesus is our peace. It was one of his purposes in coming. He was the only one who could destroy “the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” (v. 14). He knew our nature and how easily we fall into conflict. He knew we would need help. He knew he couldn’t build the church he wanted without bringing people together and making them see each other as family, not enemies. He knew the walls would have to come down.
Are there walls in your life that need to come down? Making peace with someone may be the best Christmas present you can give yourself this year. You may need to ask for forgiveness. You may just need to clear up a misunderstanding, taking the first move to make it happen. Pray about that today.
Being a peacemaker takes courage and preparation. Pray about what to say. Pray about how to say it. Pray for the courage to make a move. And then move, knowing that Christ came to bring peace on earth and is right there with you in the process.