When we are in times when people seem deeply divided, it can be easy to "pick a fight." A simple disagreement or difference in opinion can be escalated into much more. While we could engage in fights, it is better if we take a different approach. We can strive to make peace!
Jesus tells us that the peacemakers are blessed. We cannot truly show God's love if people turn away from us because we choose to fight. While we need to stand up for truth, righteousness, and justice, we need to consider ways that engage as many as people as possible to peacefully bring about change that aligns with God's will. As peacemakers, we can be blessed and we can bring about change that brings glory to God!
Make peace so that others can see the glory of God!
Thank You for giving me the choice of peace and for Your peace that goes beyond what I could accomplish. Help me to be a peacemaker and to bring glory to You through peace. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.