Last Sunday was our church’s 66th anniversary!
And the sermon passage came from Luke 10, where Jesus was sending out the 72. He tells them that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Then he tells them to ask God to send workers into the harvest field.
An interesting thing is found in verses 5 and 6.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
Peace can be seen here to either rest on the person being blessed, or return back to you if there isn’t anyone who promotes peace there.
Peace seems like a yo-yo or boomerang which returns to your hand if someone else doesn’t catch on to it. Catching peace by being a man of peace.
Now, it seems significant what Jesus told his disciples on his last night with them before being crucified. He gave them his peace, in order that it might rest on them. Jesus told His disciples:
“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.”
God is a God of peace. We’re called to be His peacemakers. By doing so, we will be called children of God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.”
Our job is two-fold:
- Be someone who promotes peace, or in other words, to be a man or woman of peace. In this way, peace given by others will rest on us.
- And as carriers of God’s peace, let’s get the peace out to others that God’s peace may rest on other men and women of peace.