Days of December: Peace



When I thought about the word peace this morning, this song immediately popped into my head.

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

This song was written by Vince Gill.
 
As I hummed it, letting the words run through my mind, I started to think about those words "And let it begin with me".

I started to feel bothered by them.  

Peace doesn't begin with me.   It doesn't.  It can play out through my actions and attitude, but it really doesn't begin with me.  It begins with God, from the very beginning of time.

Adam and Eve sinned, and God promised this, that even though there would forever be conflict between man and Satan, between man and God...that Satan might bruise our heels but we shall bruise his head.  Throughout scripture we can find references to how God will best Satan, and in Revelations we see that truth fully revealed.   So Satan HAS been beaten (it just hasn't been fully completed yet).   and I fear I am not saying this all correctly....so work more with my thoughts than my words.   If that makes sense.  :)

Will there truly be peace on earth until that final day?
No.  There can't be.  God promised in Genesis 2
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
    and you shall bruise his heel

So until one or the other is destroyed, there will be no peace.  Enmity means no peace.
BUT peace is still hoped for and longer for and sought after.
Peace can still be seen in small part in the things we say and do and how we live.
We don't have to fight and make war and what not.  
 Peace, can be seen and lived in part, and shows as if in a mirror dimly, what will come.

This post is part of my Days of December series, The others so far are:

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