He brought peace

"Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5: 1

In a sketch by the comedy group Monty Python, a Jewish group of zealots (zealots) sits in a dark room, meditating on the overthrow of Rome. An activist says, "They took away everything we had, and not just from us, but from our fathers and forefathers as well. And what have they ever given us in return? "The others' answers were:" "The aqueduct, sanitation, roads, medicine, education, health, wine, public baths, at night you can safely walk the streets go, they know how to keep order. "

Slightly annoyed at the answers, the activist said: "Alright ... apart from better sanitation and better medicine and education and artificial irrigation and public health care ... what did the Romans do for us?" The only answer was, "They brought peace! "

This narrative made me think about the question some people ask, "What did Jesus Christ ever do for us?" How would you answer that question? Just as we would be able to list the many things that the Romans did, we could undoubtedly enumerate many of the things that Jesus did for us. But the basic answer would be the same one that was mentioned at the end of the sketch - it brought peace. This is what the angels announced at birth: "Glory be to God in the highest, and peace in the earth among the people of pleasure!" Luke 2,14

It's easy to read this verse and think, "You're joking! Peace? There has been no peace on earth since Jesus was born. "But the speech here is not about the end of armed conflicts or the cessation of wars, but about peace with God, which Jesus wants to offer us through his sacrifice. In the Bible, 1,21-22 says, "And you who once estranged you and were enemies in the evil works, now reconciled in the flesh of his flesh through death, to you sacredly and impeccably and wholeheartedly to stand up. "

The good news is that Jesus through his birth, death, resurrection, and ascent to heaven, has already done everything we need for peace with God. All we have to do is subordinate to him and accept his offer in faith. "Therefore, we can now rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because through our Lord Jesus Christ we have received the atonement with God." Romans 5: 11

prayer

Father, thank you that we are no longer your enemies, but you have reconciled us to you through the Lord Jesus Christ and we are now your friends. Help us to appreciate this sacrifice that has brought us peace. Amen

by Barry Robinson


pdfHe brought peace