Thursday, October 27, 2022

Serving Up Peace in Heaven's Kitchen

(Our front porch)

If you are a follower of Jesus, then you are a peacemaker.

Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9)

A peacemaker is more than a peacelover. As an analogy, consider food. You are a foodlover. Who isn't? Foodmakers, however, are different. Chefs are fewer yet.

Most love peace. But, as a follower of Jesus, you are a chef who serves up peace in the kitchen called the Kingdom of Heaven.

Why is a peacemaker referred to as a child of God? Because the apple does not fall far from the tree. Like Father God, like child of God.

Some tear down. You build up.

Some destroy. You create.

Some are passive. You are active.

Some weaken. You strengthen.

Some divide. You unite.

Some enslave. You redeem.

Any fool can be a troublemaker. A peacemaker, on the other hand, is an active creator who strengthens relationships. You do this with God. You do this in your family. Such beautiful people seem, to me at least, few and far between.

The peace you have with God and in your family overflows onto your other relationships.

In this, you are like your heavenly Father.