A Thought from Pastor George

Be A Peacemaker . . .
Some people do things that break the peace. Those of us who have been disappointed at times with our efforts at peacemaking may be inclined to ask, “Why should I expend a lot of effort in trying to make peace between people who aren’t interested?” Two answers come to mind. First, as followers of Christ we are all called to live in peace (Col. 3: 15). Second, God wants His children to live in peace (1 Cor. 7: 15). But not everybody will be responsive to our peacemaking attempts. Scripture takes this into account and instructs us, “Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible” (Rom. 12: 18). This is a recognition that not all attempts at peacemaking will succeed; but it is also a clear directive for us to do our part. Even Jesus did not have success with those who were in total opposition to Him, but that did not deter Him from giving Himself to the task of reaching out to them. His responsibility was to reach out. They were responsible for their own failure to respond. There is no shortage of peace breakers. We need people who are peace brokers!
Pastor George