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The Prince of peace
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
July 28, 2021

Peace. Peace is knowing that everything is the way it should be between you and God.  

Orsvr. Do you know what that word is? Obviously it’s not a word, but these are the letters that show on-screen when typing the word peace if your fingers are just one letter off of home row on a computer keypad. My fingers made all the right motions; they just weren’t grounded in the right spot. So close, yet so far away from peace.

Have you ever noticed that the world offers us its opinions on where to find peace? A great job, a strong marriage, being close to family, loving what you do for a living . . . Those are wonderful things and gifts from God to be thankful for, but if we’re not grounded in the right spot, peace is always going to sound more like “Orsvr.” So close, yet so far away from true peace.

Make no mistake. You can have true peace. But it’s not something that you need to do or something that you need to hope still happens. Two thousand years ago, a child was born who changed everything. “And he will be called . . . Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

This child’s name is Jesus, and he is God Almighty. But for you he became human. And why? So that the palm that held the universe could take the nail of a soldier one day. Jesus is your home row. Only by starting with him can you spell peace in your life.