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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Preparing for Christmas #6: Prince of Peace


Above there is a symbol of peace, a dove.
   How do you feel inside if someone is yelling at someone else?  How do you feel if you are pushing someone or being pushed?  These things make us feel bad inside.
   How do you feel when you are sitting quietly and watching one of God's creatures, maybe a bird or bug or a horse?  How do you feel when someone you love gives you a hug?  These are nice feelings, feelings of peace and safety and warmth.
   The yelling and pushing feeling is how we would feel against everyone and even against God if Jesus never came.  We would be enemies of everyone.  Jesus, a prince (son of the King), was born to make peace between God and us (Isaiah 9:6).
   All the bad things we say and think and do push God away from us.  But Jesus, the Prince of Peace, put all those bad things out of the way so we can have peace with God.

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” verse 3
            Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace
            Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
            Light and life to all he brings
            Risen with healing in his wings.
            Mild, he lays his glory by,
            Born that we no more may die,
            Born to raise the lost on earth,
            Born to give them second birth.
            Hark! The herald angels sing,
            “Glory to the new-born king.”

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