Week 2 – Week of Peace
Prince of Peace
Jesus is known by many names: Emmanuel (God is with us), Mighty God, Lord and Saviour, the Alpha and Omega, Lamb of God, Light of the world. Another equally important name was Prince of Peace.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6
Wherever Jesus went, He offered peace to those He encountered. “Peace be with you.” How often do we read those words in the Bible? The King James Version of the Bible uses peace 429 times! Obviously, offering peace to us was very important to Jesus. He wasn’t intending peace in the world, like a peace from war or strife but rather the peace that would break the barrier we created keeping us from God!
Bible Verses about Peace
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“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
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
Today’s Advent Activity
Read Isaiah 9:1-7. Take a few minutes (or much longer if you’d like!) and sit in silence. Welcome the Holy Spirit in and feel a calm come over you. The quiet peace that fills you is a special gift from Jesus Himself!