Yesterday was the Advent Sunday of peace. In our current series at St. Andrew’s, we were looking at the idea of finding peace though the pardon of Christ. That is, because Jesus laid down his life as a sacrifice, we are forgiven. All of our sin, all of our brokenness, all of our moments of shame and pain and guilt are pardoned, healed, made whole.
The prophet Isaiah writes,
Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The LORD has spoken!”
Isaiah 40:3-5 NLT
It is in the pardon of Christ that the rough and rugged places of each of our lives are made smooth.
This advent season, may you find your peace in knowing that in Jesus, all the broken parts of your life are made whole, all the valleys are filled in, all the bumps and cracks are healed. You can be at peace because you have been forgiven by the Mighty God, the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace.