Blooming • Peace
James Mann | Children’s Director
The Lord’s Covenant of Peace
“I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.” Ezekiel 34:25-27
Peace is an interesting topic to study in the Bible. There are many different types of peace that are discussed throughout Scripture. The most important peace to look into is the peace you find in the Lord. Many people are searching for peace in their family’s lives in the wrong places. Mankind teaches us that peace goes hand-in-hand with money and stability. This leads to a false sense of peace that is soon corrupted and then destroyed because it exists without the Lord.
Peace should be searched for and found in Christ Jesus. By reading the passage in Ezekiel, we learn about the Lord getting rid of the wild beasts, which I would like to think of like the sin of the world so that you can sleep securely in the wilderness. As a family, if you find peace in the wilderness, then you will be able to live securely and peacefully. Then Ezekiel goes to explain even further and say, “And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land.” To yield fruit, and then increase, is only accomplished through finding your peace in the Lord.
So you may be asking yourself now, “How can my family find peace in the Lord?” This is a difficult, but rewarding path to take. To find peace in the Lord is to leave behind the things of life that only satisfy momentarily. You must turn to the Bread of Life, who makes it so you never hunger again. In case you are wondering what this bread is, it is Jesus who put His life down for you. Only then will you be satisfied as a family, and only then will you find peace in the family.