Angels spoke to the Shepherds saying “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14. The birth of Jesus brought us…
Peace from God – God sent his son for us
Romans 5:6-8 NIV
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Peace with God – The war between God and man is over
Ephesians 2:13-16 NIV
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 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, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Peace of God – We can put our confidence in God
Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Peace on Earth by Charles Clegg Attribution-NonCommercial License