Christmas is a time when our hearts long for peace – peace with God, peace inside ourselves, and peace with those around us. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, we yearn for a moment of stillness, a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this season. The good news is that Christmas offers us the promise of peace, and it all begins with the birth of Jesus.
In Luke 2:13-15, we read about the angelic proclamation that filled the night sky as Jesus was born. “Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.””
These words remind us that the birth of Jesus is not just a sentimental story; it is a declaration of peace. Jesus came to bring us peace with God by bridging the gap between humanity and the divine. Through his life, death, and resurrection, he offers us forgiveness, reconciliation, and the hope of eternal life.
But the peace Jesus brings doesn’t stop there. It also encompasses peace within ourselves. In a world filled with anxiety, stress, and discontentment, Jesus offers us inner peace. He invites us to lay our burdens at his feet and find rest for our souls. When we trust in him and surrender our worries, he fills us with a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Furthermore, Jesus came to bring peace with those around us. Christmas is a time of reconciliation and forgiveness, a time to mend broken relationships and extend grace to others. As we embrace the love and forgiveness that Jesus offers us, we are empowered to extend the same love and forgiveness to those who have hurt us.
Finding Peace in a Moment of Clarity
In order to receive Christ’s peace in our lives, we need to seek a moment of clarity that helps us see what God sees. We can easily get caught up in the distractions and busyness of the holiday season, but if we take the time to pause and reflect, we will discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Take a moment today to step away from the chaos and find a quiet place. Reflect on the birth of Jesus and the peace he brings. Ask God to open your eyes to see what he is doing in the world and in your life. When we align our hearts with God’s purposes, we will find the peace we crave.
How can you create a moment of clarity in your life this Christmas season to see what God is doing and experience his peace?
Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week
This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast, as we celebrate Christmas, we focus on Jesus, our Saviour, the One who brings love, peace, and grace to each one of us. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.
- Christmas Day – Monday 25 December – The Best Christmas Present Ever
- Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December – Behold Jesus: The Best News Ever Announced
- Wednesday 27 December – What is the Best Gift You Can Give to Jesus?
- Thursday 28 December – Finding Christmas Peace in the Good News of Jesus
- Friday 29 December – Finding Peace at Christmas: Embracing Humility
There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
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