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Peace Through Piercing

26 Apr

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. (John 20:19-20)

Notice one very important connection here: after Jesus said, “Peace be with you.”, he showed His disciples His hands and side; all the places which He had been pierced. – We can find peace, where He is pierced. — The prophecy of Jesus has come true:

For to us a child is born,(A)
    to us a son is given,(B)
    and the government(C) will be on his shoulders.(D)
And he will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor,(E) Mighty God,(F)
    Everlasting(G) Father,(H) Prince of Peace.(I)

Jesus has become our prince of peace. Jesus, and the peace He gives us, is what sets us apart from the rest of the World. Outside of Christ, families argue, break apart, and relationships crumble. Yet with Christ, there is peace; wherever Christ is, there is peace.

So, do we have peace? Does Jesus’ dying for our sins; does His being pierced for our transgressions, give us peace?

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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