Praise the God of Peace
When I asked my grandmother what she wanted for Christmas or her birthday (same day!), she would always say: “Peace and quiet and a few kind words.” As a child that drove me nuts.
Really, though, nearly all of us would say we wanted peace.
Peace only comes from the God of peace. Peace is an attribute of God; He is always peaceful, never troubled.
Peace with God
To have peace, first we must have peace with God, which comes through saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
Peace of God
Once we have peace with God, we can have the peace of God.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27)
Our Responsibility to Have His peace
The God of Peace gives us responsibility to have His peace.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you. (Colossians 3:15–16)
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
Our Responsibility to be Peacemakers
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
We are to be messengers of the God of peace.
God—Father, Son, Holy Spirit—I praise You. You are peace, eternal peace. I praise You that You have made it possible to have peace with You. I praise You that You have shown us how to have Your peace in our lives, in calm or troubled times. I praise You that one day You will take Your own to be with You in perfect peace for eternity. Please help us be peacemakers, glorifying You.