Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Blog, Spritual Thoughts, Verses for the King | 0 comments

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Our world desperately needs peace, but looks for it in all the wrong places. In all the rush and stress and distractions of this season of the year, may God keep us focused on the reason we celebrate and the true peace that we have in Christ this Christmas. And may our lives and words point others to that same never-failing source of everlasting peace!

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

No peace.
If it weren’t for Him
There’d be no peace.
Imagine, if you only dare: All fear and doubt and terror everywhere.
All well-earned shame and never-ending pain
And this…This is why He came! To give us peace. Peace that heals us whole.
Peace with the only Might that matters. Peace undeserved for each guilty soul.
Peace we cannot understand. Peace beyond what we comprehend.
Yet peace we have. Peace is ours. Peace here at hand.
This babe. This tiny fragile infant God, Almighty Master of all, great and small
Laid here in this desperate earth, such a strange unearthly birth
So normal and abnormal, so lowly and incredibly holy,
Our Peace appears so small, so unlikely, so naked and weak
A baby wrapped in cloths and laid near beasts that reek
This our King of kings? This the Prince who our peace brings?
Yes! Yes and more! This little child, this tender lamb
Is the mighty, perfect, great I AM
Come to bear his creatures’ guilt
His holy blood soon hellishly spilt
For me! For me! For sinner me!
For every sinner I might see.
This my God, my holy God
Come…come here, to be for me
My ransom price to set me free.

Peace that far surpasses all we might imagine
All we know or feel or fashion
Peace in which we rest, untouched, completely safe, God’s promises clutched…
Reality in which we move and live, go forth in confidence, receive and give.
In the midst of whatever earthly pain, all confusion that seems to reign
God’s peace, so undeserved, is ours guarding us safe with perfect powers.
In Christ we’re ever secure and whole, at peace with God and heaven our goal.

So now we kneel at His manger bed,
Heart in hand, bowing mind and head
And celebrate the peace He brings
Our long-promised virgin-born King of kings!