Monday, December 21, 2009

He Shall Be Peace

Thus says the LORD:
You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah
too small to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel;
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient times.
He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock
by the strength of the LORD,
in the majestic name of the LORD, his God;
and they shall remain, for now his greatness
shall reach to the ends of the earth;
He shall be peace.
~Micah, Chapter 5.
He shall be peace.
Nothing else. No one else is peace--not money, not health care, not political deals made in the dark of night under promises of "change" and "openness", not a strong military, not political power, not personal control--nothing brings permanent peace, and certainly, nothing else is peace.

Jesus doesn't bring peace.   Jesus doesn't cause peace.  Jesus doesn't force peace.

Jesus is peace.

Come, Lord Jesus!!


Marilena said...

Amen. He is peace itself. Amen.

Dymphna said...

Amen, Marilena!

Anne said...

Wonderful! I wish you Peace!

Dymphna said...

Thanks, Anne!

TACParent said...

Peace to you and yours! This Holiday Season and every day....

Dymphna said...

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!

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