BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) I think at times many of us get the idea this is just a nice blessing to be a son of God. But, I don‘t think a son of God is just a cliché. Christians believe “Jesus is the Son of God” as we have come to know ‘Son of God.” Peter confessed that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16) Simon Peter is answering Jesus, when Jesus asked Peter, whom do you say that I am Simon Peter? Peter said, “The Messiah, the Son of God.”


A “son of God” gives us the responsibility and the privilege of being “Peace Makers,” like Jesus, the Son of God. Jesus had and still has a job to do, and so do we, as Peace Makers, and sons of God. What does your resume reflect about your job description? I am able to let you read parts of the resume of Jesus, the Son of God’s job description. It is filed in Hebrews 1:3 “The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like.”

The Bible reveals to us, “No one can see God, but Jesus Christ is exactly like Him. He ranks higher than everything that has been made. Through His power all things are made_ Things in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords, and rulers. All things were made through Christ and for Christ. He was there before anything was made, and all things continue because of Him.” (Colossians 1:15-17) Christ Jesus tells us, “If you see me you see the Father.” (John 14:9)

Colossians, 1:20, reveals “…God made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.” Now let’s get to know the Son better so we can be a son. Jesus lived a humble life. He was born in a stable. He was reared in an insignificant village of Nazareth, not New York City! He was a carpenter, not Senator, Lawyer, Doctor or President of anything. He sure didn’t have a mega church like Rick Warren, nope, just a few good men, a group of fisherman. Jesus, the Son of God lived among us so we could see God with our eyes, touch God with our hands, talk to God with our lips, hear God with our ears, and live with God in our world. His on the job training was for us to learn from so we could be sons and daughters of God. He showed us how to be Peace Maker and be called “son of God.”

Philippians 2 says, “Have the attitude of Christ. Try to agree with one another, love one another and work together with one another with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish, and don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interest, but take an interest in others, too.”

Easter gives us a reason to celebrate Christmas. John 3:3 reveals words in picture, “unless one is born again he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.” Be a Peace Maker and lead many to the stable for a new birth. Many are ready, many are waiting, and they only need a star of light to guide them to Peace. Don’t be so busy with your Santa list you forget the Gift. Why? (2 Corinthians 6:2) says, “The right time is now and day of salvation is now.”

Would you rather give your child and family, gifts or The Gift? The Gift said, “I leave you peace; my peace I give you…so don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)

I’m sure this is a little long for this time of the year since you are so very busy. I had hoped that you would take time and help me tell the Eternal Story. That is when you get the time.

My gift to each of you is a prayer of your hope for heaven. May you have life in all its fullness. When storms rage in your life, your heart will be at rest. As the song says, “man will live forevermore because of Christmas Day. Yes, a King was born on Christmas Day! Do you know Him? Is so, let us worship Him!

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7 thoughts on “BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

  1. Thank you Sara. Sara, your story is not too long, for this is the one and only story that can bring us to the entrance gate of heaven, the Cross where Jesus died and took all of our sins upon Him. It’s a story that will last for eternity and that is Eternity itself. It’s a story that leaves all of us with a decision to make. Accept His gift and receive eternal life with Him or reject His gift and lose eternal life with Him.
    And you are right about the responsibility that sons of God have. I was just reviewing a lesson on the kindness and goodness of God from our Beth Moore series this morning, that some have been studying, and she too reminds us of our work…very specific work…that God has for His sons to do. “In His sovereighnty, God has chosen to do His work through us. If we miss our ministry, we will miss our entire purpose in remaining here.”
    And Jesus said “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work”. John 9:4.

  2. Yes the GIFT the gift of Christ. He who sits at the right hand of God the Father came to this earth to live among us. Incredible! Leaving HIS Father of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, long suffering to come to a fallen earth where none of these traits abounded. Jesus stepping on earth to show men the way. He mirrored God in every step. A mentor to men of the Father’s way of life, He left a textbook for you and me, the WORD and a door to heaven that He constructed with his death on the cross for our sins. The door or entrance if we only believe that He is our Lord and Savior. We thank you Jesus.

    When my mother was dying of cancer she would ask over and over again. Will I go to heaven? She watched every minister, many of which I watched with her, she would rise at 4 everyday to read the word and continued until she died to read and also teach children the WORD. She wasn’t perfect but she knew the one who was and she knew that He was her Lord and Savior.

    I wanted my family and friends to know the Lord so I watched on bended knee to see if they would come to the Lord. I watched and I hoped for that day. Sometimes I just wanted to scream it to them, but the Lord informed me that was not His way. First, I saw my brother come to know Jesus. An exciting day. I continued to pray for family and friends and one day years later, one son told of his new love of Jesus. Then a year later, my other son came too. Now I ask God to strengthen and hone them to be men of God he has called them to be. May they fulfill their purpose God has given them to do. Nothing, no nothing is better than a knowing that your children, family, and friends know God.
    All other gifts mean nothing – there is nothing without JESUS – our Savior, our strength and sojourner with us in this life here and for eternity. May we also receive that unique GIFT this season. JESUS, the GIFT THAT LAST. He is there waiting to be your GIFT. Ask Him to come into your heart this day. He doesn’t make you wait. BELIEVE and RECEIVE the GIFT!

  3. We sang a song in our winter (CHRISTMAS) concert entitled “Let There Be Peace On Earth” Even though it is in a myriad of hymnals in many churches, almost all of the singers were NOT familiar with the song. The only one who really had heard it was our ballerina as she had learned in her ballet lessons, a choreograpy to that melody.

    The lyric that most surprised the children was “Let peace begin with me, let this be my solemn vow” Some of them ‘got it”….not many but a few commented on it and the importance of it. There was NOT a lot of conversation, but the idea that peace has to begin in each heart, individually was sort of an “Aha!” to them.
    There is no peace without the Prince of Peace. As we honored all the December holidays, politically correctly in our program…. there is only ONE that will bring true and unhampered peace on earth. He came 2000 years ago . His Name is Jesus Christ and He was, is and ever will be THE PRINCE OF PEACE.

  4. Thank you, Sara, for your gift of prayer to us for hope of Heaven. I accept and receive that gift of prayer in that HOPE.
    Jesus Testifires in John 14:7, “If you have known Me you have known My Father. From now on you know Him and have seen Him. But Philip says to Jesus, ‘show us the Father and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus answers Philip, ‘Have I been with you for such a long time and you still do not know or recognize Me? ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER” What a testimony. How dan we dispute the GODSHIP of JESUS CHRIST?
    God, in human form came to earth, was born, lived, worked, preached, ate, drank, prayed, and died on this very globe called Earth. And on what we call Easter Sunday, He rose from the dead and from death. Like Sara says above, (quote) EASTER GIVES US A REASON TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ! That is awesome. And as in love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other, so to speak. God in Spirit is the Holy Spirit
    God The Father is our Father. God in human flesh and bone, forever, is JESUS CHRIST. There is a GOD-MAN in Heaven. We celebrate His birth on earth.
    Yes! Come let us adore Him.

  5. As I continue to review this important blog and then reread Gwen Shaw’s article “Born for Such a Time as This’ in her latest newsletter, it looks like our resumes need to have soldier qualifications. God is summoning His army to work and is looking for high quality resumes. Sara’s fifth paragraph from Phil 2 spells out some of the orderly requirements for enlistment and Gwen Shaw saw this in her vision as well: “They shall not break their rank. They’ll be in perfect, divine order under the annointing of the Holy Spirit. Neither shall one thrust another. There will be no quarrelsome, egoistic, jealous, backbiting, gossiping, malicious people in this army. If your’e that kind, forget about it, your never going to get in! That’s why God is speaking to us about cleansing His Temple. He’s trying to get through to us about what kind of people are going to be called as His volunteers.”

  6. In my classroom I read a short story about a little girl who had everything. I’ve thought and thought about that little story. Her parents loved her and wanted her to have everything. This little girl did not hold and cling onto these things. She peered out into the world and found others who had a need of the very thing she had. She gave toys and items she had to those who had a need of them. (This reminded me of Franklin Graham Christmas boxes that go out to children all over the world.) One day the little girl received a package and as she unfolded the papers she saw a hand sown patch work bear peering up at her. As she lifted the bear out of the box a note fell out saying:
    I wanted to give you something for all that you have given me. Thank you. The little girl thought, what a unique teddy. A few weeks later there was a fire in the girl’s house. Her family got out and to the dismay of the parents the little girl ran back into the house and retrieved the patchwork bear. She told her parents that was the only thing in the house that could not be replaced.

    God sent his gift of a baby to the world. HIS SON. Jesus had all the things of heaven, but he gave them up to come to earth for us. Can you imagine leaving HEAVEN. He came as a baby to hold and to love. He faced a world of darkness instead of the light of his heavenly home because He wanted to do the Father’s will. To LOVE AND SAVE THOSE his Father HAD CREATED. He stood and LOVED those God put under his mentoring. He stood and with stood and reached His arms out to those in darkness. He gave to all. He touched and brought light to each one. He turned heaven’s light on within those that were touched and believed. The chains of darkness fell with the Touch of Jesus. Death on the cross gave life to those of the LIGHT. He died for that darkness of sin in our lives. So we like the patchwork bear made in love by our creator have been snatched from the fires of hell. Thank you Jesus! Thank you for rescuing us from sin! Thank you for your LOVE!

    John 3:16 – 21 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son so that whosoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. God did not send his son into the world to judge the world guilty, because they have not believed in God’s one and only son. They are judged by this fact: The light has come into the world, but they did not want light. They wanted darkness , because they are doing evil things. All who do evil hate the light and will not come to the light, because it will show all the evil things they do. But those who follow the true way come to the light, and it shows that the things they do were done through God.

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