Peace on Earth?!? (Isaiah 40:1-5)

Well written and thoughtful piece on finding Peace on Earth and good will to all men on whom the Lord’s favor rests.

Life Meets Theology

A few minutes of news from the Internet, TV, radio, or friends & family will quickly remind us we need peace.

Advent_Candles-Peace_std_tFrom recent tragedies in France and Chicago, the plight of refugees across the world, presidential elections, and other issues here at home—peace seems to be the furthest thing from reality.

Yet, the night Jesus was born, angels praised God by saying,“Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests” (Luke 2:12).

Too many of us think “peace” is a promise to the entire world, regardless of what they do with Jesus.  However, that wasn’t what the angels said, is it?  Where does God’s favor rest?  On those rejecting His Son as Savior?

Hypothetically, if the entire world accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, then there would be global peace—at least in a far greater sense than what we…

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