By the Church Base Team ┃Read time: 4 minutes
The Christmas season brings a sense of peace, wonder, and awe. As ministers and leaders, you have the unique opportunity to welcome everyone into the nativity and the true reason we celebrate this time of year.
Here are 7 Bible verses about peace and reflections you can use as you share the hope and joy of Christmas with everyone in your life and ministry:
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
This passage reminds us that the birth of Jesus was foretold and anticipated. For hundreds of years, the people of God waited through tumultuous times for the One that would be the Prince of Peace. For all those facing challenges right now, we can anticipate and look forward to the presence of the Prince of Peace in all of life’s circumstances.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
In this Bible verse about peace, we see the Good News brought to simple shepherds out in the fields. They weren’t important in the eyes of the world, yet God saw them. The peace of the Christmas season is available to all “on whom his favor rests.” That’s us! It doesn’t matter your job, your background, or your past–let there be peace to all this Christmas.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
There will be many who try to disrupt our peace. The world will try to scare us, trouble us, or weigh us down. But this Bible verse about peace tells us that the peace we encounter in Jesus is different. It is lasting and can withstand any circumstance. This Christmas, thank Jesus for his unique peace and embrace it in your heart.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We think it’s safe to say that we could all use a little hope right now. If we want to overflow with hope, then we need to be filled with joy and peace. So, this Christmas season, set aside time to spend with the Holy Spirit, building trust in God so you can bring joy, peace, and hope to all. Let this Bible verse about peace become a prayer you hold onto throughout the season.
He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
Whether a person is close or far from God, Jesus reaches out to all of us. Jesus meets us right where we are to give us what we so desperately need: peace. Don’t let doubts, worries, or concerns limit what God can do in your life. Wherever you are this Christmas season, near or far, rest in the promise found in this Bible verse about peace.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Our world cannot understand true peace–it defies understanding. The world’s definition of peace is often shallow and fleeting. But this Bible verse about peace reassures us that the peace of God is deeper and truer than worldly peace. So go after the peace that transcends understanding. When you do that, your heart and mind will be guarded by the presence of Jesus. All those around you will be amazed at the unshakable peace you bring to the world.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
As every child knows, gifts are some of the most exciting joys of the Christmas season. Take some time this month to write down all the “good” and “perfect” gifts you’ve received from above–family, friendships, provision, protection, and most importantly, your relationship with Jesus. Then, purposefully thank God for each gift. The Creator of the heavenly lights (the entire universe!) wants to bless you with gifts, so let’s keep an attitude of gratitude this season. And may we follow God’s example, giving good gifts to those in our lives.
We hope these Bible verses about peace and reflections can serve you as a resource this Christmas season. We know what incredible work you do, and we’re always looking for ways to support you. God bless you this Christmas–you, your family, and your ministry.
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