“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. “ Romans 5:1
This article about the tragedy at Newtown describes better than I ever could how Jesus brings peace to a chaotic world. It is the best article I have seen in response to the shootings. It is not about gun control, security, or even mental illness, not that those things don't need to be addressed. It is about our need for a savior, Jesus, our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
The Bible only speaks of one remedy for this: the transformation of the heart by making Christ the center. Those who mock the simplicity of the remedy have made evil more complex and unexplainable. Every heart has the potential for murder. Every heart needs a redeemer. That is the message of Christmas. The world took that child and crucified Him. But by his triumph over death He brings life to our dead souls and begins the transformation within. Unto us a child is born and He shall save us from our sins.
Read the full article here.
I hope you are having fun hanging your 25 Names of Jesus advent ornaments and discussing His names with your family! Go here to read the other posts in this series and to download the free printable ornaments if you want to follow along as we countdown to Christmas!
Happy December, friends! It's the most wonderful time of the year! :)
About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.