Ephesians 2:14 tells us that “He is our peace”.
This verse speaks of the alienation and the separation that once existed between Jew and Gentile. But God, in one single day, made both Jew and Gentile one by reconciling them both to God. And also to each other. He broke down the dividing wall between the court of Israel and the court of the Gentiles. Distinctions and divisions are now replaced with grace and peace.
“Peace, peace, to those far and near” says Isaiah 57:19.
What a quiet and calm faith this knowledge produces. It is deep and lasting. There is a majesty about it because it is of God. It is holy. It will endure.
The People’s New Testament says, “It is the Crucified Christ that brought you nigh, for he, he only, is our peace”
I thank the Lord for the earthly pleasures and delights that I have known. But, I know that the only thing that can keep me is the peace of Christ.
I pray that His peace is yours today.
“Yesterday evening my desires were: one drop of atoning blood to give me a continuous deep peace; one drop of the oil of gladness to give my heart all the gladness I could wish; one look of his uplifted countenance to strengthen and sanctify, drawing me to Himself; one breathing of His Spirit to pour in fresh life through my whole being.”
Andrew A. Bonar, December 13, 1883