Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Praying for Peace from Ephesians 2

The morning after the Ferguson, MO grand jury did not indict Officer Wilson in the death  of Michael Brown, resulting in riots and looting, our church was reading through Ephesians chapter 2.  

These verses stuck out in my mind, mainly because of the current events happening in our nation.  

Epheaisns 2:14-20 - “14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.  19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.”

True reconciliation and peace will only be found through Jesus Christ.  Until we become fellow citizens and members of the same family, it’s going to be difficult to have peace.  

Praying for His purpose to be fulfilled... to create one new humanity, thus making peace with God and one another.  

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