One of the messianic titles ascribed to Jesus is the "Prince of Peace". In a very real sense he is a peacemaker like no other has ever been. Through his life, his ministry, his teaching and his sacrifice on the cross he ushered in a peace unlike any that has ever existed. Through Jesus we are able to have peace with God and peace with man. It reminds me of the lyrics of this chorus that we used to sing in church:
He is our peace ... Who has broken down every wall ... He is our peace.The peace of Christ is not like the outward form that the world wants - it is not about coexisting with your neighbor and not being at war with them. The peace that Jesus speaks about is an internal peace that spills over into the cracks and crevices of our lives. This peace of Christ is one that shatters the walls that we have erected between us, God and people. This is true because the author of this peace is called the Prince of Peace.
Come O Prince of Peace. In the midst of turmoil I so need you today.