Scripture for today: Col. 3:15
On Nov. 11, 1918, World War I came to its conclusion. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice was signed between the Allied nations and Germany, ending the most catastrophic war the world had ever known to that point. Since that day, we have celebrated Veterans Day every year to commemorate the countless men and women who have fought to secure freedom for our nation and others in need.
Today is a good day to thank the Lord for our veterans, but they are not the only ones who bring peace to the world. Jesus fought a battle to secure peace for those of us who follow Him. We were once enemies of God, losing a spiritual war in which we had no hope. But in that moment, Christ stepped in and reconciled us. Where we once had strife, we can now have peace through the cross of Christ.
This is why Paul wrote in Col. 3:15 that we are to “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
We should be thankful for our veterans. We should be thankful for the peace we can enjoy as a nation. Even more so, we should be thankful for the peace that we can have with God through Jesus. That is a peace that will never fade away.
Father, thank you for giving me peace through your Son. May your peace rule in my heart and mind each day as I trust in you.