Lord Of Peace

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
 
As the apostle Paul brought to a close his second letter to the Thessalonian Christians, he blessed them with this beautiful benediction. He wanted these Christians, who were going through disagreement and turmoil, to experience the peace that Jesus promises to those who abide in Him.
 
The dictionary defines peace as “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.” This definition assumes that peace is the absence of elements such as conflict or negative feelings. But we as Christians know that peace is actually the presence of something. This presence is Jesus Christ, who brings peace and inner tranquility to those who have placed their trust in Him. With Jesus as the Lord of Peace in our lives, we can have peace even in the midst of troubling circumstances.
 
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the angels celebrated His arrival by declaring “peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). Jesus also told His disciples on one occasion, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1). We don’t have to go around with troubled looks on our faces if the Lord of Peace reigns in our hearts.
 
The apostle Paul referred to Jesus as Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14). The prophet Isaiah called the coming Messiah the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).