Day 24 – December 20
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. [Romans 5:1-2 ESV]
Peace. What a wonderful feeling it is to have peace. Life is very difficult when we are at odds with a sibling, spouse, or someone else we know. The emotional and relational strain we feel is burdensome to our lives. Knowing what it feels like to not have peace with another person, imagine now what it is like to not be at peace with the sovereign creator of the universe. It is something we cannot fully fathom, but it was our condition. We were at odds with God. These odds separated us from God completely. However, God had mercy on us and sent Jesus to bring us back to God.
As we go into Christmas, we must not forget that without Christ descending to earth we would have no peace with God. Through the wonderful atoning work of Christ we can experience peace with God through faith. In this season, we always remember the child of God coming to earth, but we must always remember what He did when He came here. He reconciled us to God. Oh what sweet peace we have now. Our sins are washed away!
Lord, thank You for sending Your son to be the propitiation for sins! Lord that atoning sacrifice reconciled us to You! We praise You for the peace that this brings and the salvation we have through the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by: Braydon Hotchkiss