The answer is peace

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Our daily newspapers are filled with painful reminders that ours is a turbulent and troubled world. Acts of violence and a disturbing number of crimes are committed every day. Ominously, there often seems to be no sense of guilt on the part of the o enders.

What kind of problems will we be leaving for our children to cope with? Any concept that life is sacred, and that it is a gift from God, has apparently been forgotten. It is hardly surprising that life is treated so cheaply, since the theory of evolution implies that a human life is of no more value than that of an animal.

Is there a solution to the problems plaguing our world? Can peace be a reality? In the beginning God created man in His own image (Genesis 1). God and man enjoyed daily fellowship. en man severed his relationship with God by an act of willful disobedience. God called this sin. The separation that resulted from that broken relationship remained until God provided the answer.

Over 2000 years ago God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to be a Mediator between God and man. Though the Lord Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, He was rejected by men and condemned to die by crucifixion. The most momentous  hours in human history were those when God’s Son took upon Himself the sin of the entire human race. As He hung on the cross, Jesus paid the penalty of sin, bridging the great gulf between God and man. He proclaimed the completion of redemption’s plan when He cried “It is finished!” His sacrificial death made it possible for mankind to be restored to a right relationship with God.

The Apostle Peter described this God-given message as “…preaching peace by Jesus Christ” (Acts 10:36). All who repent of their sin against God and accept His offer of salvation through the death of His Son “have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). If you trust the Lord Jesus as your Saviour you will be brought into a right relationship with God and enjoy that peace today.

In the Bible we have a promise from God, “The Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 29:11). There is a day coming when the Lord Jesus Christ will bring peace to our troubled world. Violence, natural disasters, famines, disease and war itself will be removed from human society. Trust Him, and the peace and security with which He will bless the world when He reigns can be yours today.

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