References: Luke 2
The truth peace came from Jesus Christ at the cross. Without the cross, there is no peace in us between God and us. When we do not have peace with God, we can not have peace between us either.
So when we read the word ‘shalom’ in the bible even in the Old Testament, it already describe the blood covenant of God through the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
We are living in the time when our relationship is all broken because of sin. We try to pretend or cover up our sin and pretend to have peace.
But through the atonement of Jesus, we have shalom.
Let’s think about the Shalom that God made for us this Christmas time and share the true Shalom with family in Christ with love and reconciliation.
"When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in his presence. I could not ask the reason for my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before him. I met God who said that he loves me even to death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son's death connected me with the reality of death and sin, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I have hope, not a wish, that I am forgiven and will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear."
'Hope' is not a wish, but a reality of the future, for which I am waiting with full of anticipation.