His Way Is A Path Of Peace

Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven, to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. – Luke 1:78-89

When John, who was called “The Baptist,” was born the Holy Spirit came upon Zechariah, his father, and he gave the prophecy recorded in Luke 1:67-79. From his birth John was called to be one declaring the Messiah and the kingdom of heaven.

This prophecy about John concludes, according to Luke’s record, with the promise that that he would be a light shining in the darkness to guide our feet into the path of peace. Out of darkness there shines a light that illumines the path of peace.

What a hope this promise gives us. Isaiah first prophesied of the one who would come crying in the wilderness, “prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God… and the glory of the Lord will be revealed” (Isaiah 40:3-5). This highway, as Isaiah calls it, or path as Luke calls it, is the way that the glory of the Lord will be revealed.

What is the glory of the Lord? One aspect of it is peace. We just had 7 days of devotions that showed the legacy of Christ to be peace and it is no wonder that the glory he opened to mankind was peace with God and with our fellow man.

The sad truth of mankind is that there is very little lasting peace outside of what Christ has to offer. For the most part, the world lives in darkness trying desperately to find something that will bring them peace and a hope for the future.

There is a light that can shine in their darkness, it is the same light that shined in our darkness and led us to the path of peace.
Those of us who have seen the light have now become the light to the world, according to what Jesus said, and we are to guide men and women to the path of peace.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for shining the light of your grace upon the path you have me to walk. Grant me the ability to stay on the path of peace. Amen.

His Way Is A Path Of Peace

Principle: Those of us who have seen the light have now become the light to the world, and we are to guide men and women to the path of peace.

Affirmation: I am a light to guide others to the highway of peace.

Reflection: The world outside of those who are in Christ is in spiritual darkness. What are some of the evidences that they are in darkness? How are believers a light to guide them into the highway of peace?

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43 Responses to “His Way Is A Path Of Peace”

  1. 1 majackson133 March 16, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Reblogged this on majackson133 and commented:
    That is what the beautiful Grace of God is doing for me. I, by choice and at other times, not by choice, unfortunately have lived in a world of deep, deep darkness and today he has given me clarity. I praise Our Father in Heaven for giving me this beauty to see, and to have the truth set me free!! Without him, I would still be living in this dark whole full of poisons that were eating away at my soul. I am so blessed and so grateful for his mercy and grace!!

  2. 2 majackson133 March 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    More than 10 years ago; I had begun going to AA meetings, as I knew I was an alcoholic and I was hurting those closest to me by the addiction and the choices I was making. I was sitting in a closed AA meeting with approximately 40-50 others. When I left that meeting that day a stranger handed me a card; with his scribbled words on it. He stated, the only way he was able to become clean was to give his life over to Jesus. He spoke of John 8:32, You will know the truth, and the truth wil set you free. He also wrote about spending time with other followers of Christ and how he became more like them the more he was with them. I had been trying to follow the Lord for many, many years and it just seemed as though I were getting more and more signs from him. I held onto that card, and would take it out now and then when I needed strength from our God to carry on. I have almost 10 years sobriety now. And today, I just handed that card over to my son, and asked him if he would please carry it in his wallet; and take it out once in awhile to read it. I also wrote him a 1 page letter, about how much I loved him and reminded him of how happy he use to be when he was younger, following Jesus, reading his word and spending time in prayer. I asked him to also keep that in his wallet. I believe, that card was so powerful for me, and that day and many days after, I came to see the light of Jesus. That stranger showed me the light of Jesus.

  3. 3 Keith Rose March 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks Paul,
    I fully understand the message and will
    pray the prayer, and keep it close.

  4. 4 Jeff Colby March 29, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Nice it really does impact others in a great way,Peace it is a way of life.Leading with Love awsome

  5. 5 C. Johnson May 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

    A little over three years ago I lost my job as an Elementary school teacher.
    This was doing the time that teachers in the Houston area were being laid off. In what I believe was an alternative to laying teachers off, was force or manipulative resignations. I admit that by me not waiting for God for each response to the administrators lies to me about me, I responded in the way that the devil wanted me to respond. This only made matters worse, and I was treated with what I believe was far more disrespect than the lies.

  6. 6 snehitha June 8, 2017 at 3:25 am

    what do u mean by shake things up?

  7. 7 John K August 31, 2019 at 5:17 am

    I think that’s where most of us miss that answer to prayer. We fail to patiently wait for it. I see it as pressing the pause button. The ability to wait in hope for the answers instead of rushing to the wrong conclusions. Patient in faith!

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