“Blessed are the Peacemakers; for thy shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9. What does that really mean? The dictionary says a peacemaker is one who establishes peace, with a person, group, or nation. Reconciling people who disagree, quarrel, or fight. This sounds like a huge responsibility. But really it is a characteristic that we as Christians should always have. We know in certain situations there are those people who will fuel the already raging fire, just to see the explosion for various reasons all of which are ungodly. We as Christians should always be the ones to put out the fire. Sometimes we have to put out our own fire of anger and chose to go the way of peace. We are not to delight in the quarrels and fights of others. If we do anything it should be to show the way of peace in the situation. Show the right way, what ever that may be. Blessed are the Peacemakers, Lord help me to be one.
If I were to try to capture peace in a photo, this would be the one. I took this outside of Park City, Utah. I can feel the serenity when I look at this picture. However peace cannot be attained from a photo.. Peace comes from the Lord. Along with peace comes strength. That makes total sense to me because when my life is peaceful, I always feel stronger. I love these wonderful benefits that the Lord gives us. Better than any insurance policy written. l Thank you Lord.