Monday, March 04, 2013

Preparing for Easter - Mark of Peace


[God...made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus. Hebrews 13:20 MSG
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore the visible evidence that identifies us as faithful followers of Jesus. Can others see Jesus in our lives? ~ Donna Oswalt]


For [Christ] is our peace . . . so He came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, for through Him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:14-18 NRSV

Jesus Christ brings redemption to all people, both Jew and Gentile. Until Jesus, those who were not Jews had no hope for eternal life. Today, we speak in terms of believers in Christ and non-believers. Remember that Christ entered the world to break down barriers between people, uniting not dividing. Christ is the mark of peace in each believer; He becomes our unity with each other and the reconciliation we experience with God. Peace begins with God and is vividly seen in the cross of Christ. Through Jesus Christ, each person is made new, and peace with God reborn. Do you have this mark of peace?
  • How many unbelievers do you know? 
  • If asked, would any of them say they know at least one believer?

Father, let the peace from You through Christ flow into me. I desire to share this Peace with others who do not yet know Christ, so they, too, can experience reconciliation. – dho
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