Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matt.5:9)
As I listen to what all is going on in the world I have to ask myself, where are the peacemakers in this world? Down through histroy there have been people who spoke out for peace but I don't hear those voices now. Where have they all gone? Why are there no marches for Peade like there once was. Have we just given up? Jeuse said The peacemakers would be blessed. Why aren't more of us out there trying to get the world to see that war is not the way and it is not what God wants of us.
To keep the peace, we have to make some sacrifices and perhaps many will lose friends they value because those friends do not believe in peace. But sacrifices have to be made if we want peace in this world.
Isa. 9:6 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Jesus was born the Prince of Peace. He wanted us to be peacemakers. He is no whimp and when the time comes he will do battle but his battle will be with satan and those who follow him. I am sure he must weep when he looks down and see how we human beings treat each other and how little we think of settling things the peaceful way.
When Peter drew a sword and cut off the ear of a high priest's servant, jesus healed the ear and said....52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matt 26:51
When it comes time to do battle, jesus and his legions of angels will do battle. Until then, we are to be the peacemakers.