Advent Devotion - 12/19/16

In the current state of the world, peace is not something that is easily achieved. Everywhere we look, there is war and hate. But as Christian people, we are supposed to be advocates for love, friendship, and most of all, peace. Romans 12:18 says “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Sometimes, that isn’t all that easy. It is so easy to hold a grudge, and to show hate towards those that show hate towards you. However, if everyone took every opportunity they had to take the high road, to turn the other cheek and show kindness, the world would not have so much hate. We are meant to carry out God’s word. The bible calls for peace, so we should, to the best of our ability, create and maintain peace, especially during the Christmas season. There are many places, even just on the streets, to see peace. Whether it’s people gathering to sing Christmas carols, or people ringing salvation army bells, Christmas time is a peaceful season. Everyone seems to gather together to remember what the holiday is all about. So this Christmas, take a few minutes to think about how you can contribute to the peace, and do it. After all, peace cannot be fully achieved without a little work.  


How can you share God’s peace with the world around you?


Kate Wakeland