“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among people
with whom he is pleased.”
The 14th verse of Luke says in the 2nd chapter, “…peace among people with whom he is pleased.” Peace from the Messiah is a progressive peace received by those who choose to follow Him. Seeking righteousness and choosing love over hate is the fertile soil that allows us to breath and breed peace in our lives.
This is made possible by our commitment to make peace with the world. We must choose not to live in conflict with one another and must show respect also to all of Gods’ creation. Think it not odd that God was even concerned with how man treated the animals which he was to consume and the plants which gave him life. He taught man to respect life by making him a farmer and also a creator himself through womb birth.
Jesus brings us life to the full not just through eternal life, but through the gift of His Word and Walk, which instruct an model for believers how to live among creation and not collapse. We are now able to encounter people through the lens of Christ, which we inherit through His Holy Spirit anointing our eyes and ears with the balm of compassion. It is our outlook on life, which now shaped by our faith in God, that should allow us to encounter each set of circumstances with the measure of faith given to us that we might obtain peace through believing which then shapes our choices.
This is best summed up by our Lord who stated that the Love of God as the greatest commandment, followed closely by Love Your Neighbor. How is your relationship with both God and man? Are we applying God’s Word to our lives in respect to interaction with His creation or are we extracting the portions that allow us to gain wealth and prominence? If you are not in a right relationship with God and man, chances are, He is not pleased with you, and neither are you experiencing peace on earth.