Monday, 29 September 2008

For Peace Sake: Reaching To Heal

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)

Why is there chaos and violence? Why is there pain and division? Could the real key for peace be beyond us? Being made whole involves healing the hurt without and within. Share the journey towards healing! It is one that we do not take alone and the hope in us leads us to One who created order out of chaos.

This post was sent out on Thursday 25th September.

External and inner peace begins by seeking peace from the same Source. Often the order in which we search for peace determines our success in achieving it. Some choose to look for inner peace in themselves first, then peace outside themselves and perhaps peace with God afterwards. Others desperately look for solutions to external peace possibilities and get deep and personal. Ultimate peace comes however through reconciling with the Creator and then His creation and that price, thankfully, has been paid by the Prince of Peace.

Often when reading Isaiah 53:5, I hear people refer to this as a guarantee of physical healing, yet nothing hits home as to what peace is all about than this. It undersells what the peace is all about – it underestimates what’s at stake here. The healing that has cost so much is not from sickness and disease, it is from the very curse of sin that has brought death to every son of Adam. It is the restoration of health by returning to our Creator and having the right relationship that ensures real health and real peace.

For His Name’s Sake
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