Our world is hurting.
On Friday, July 20th, James Holmes opened fire on a a packed theater, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.
The civil war in Syria is killing thousands, with no end in site.
Iraq is in as bad a shape now as it was before the two Gulf Wars.
Iran is inching closer and closer toward nuclear weapons.
Politically speaking, our country is more divided now than ever, things do not seem to be getting any better financially.
Real racism is still a problem, even in churches (check out this link).
Our world is in turmoil and needs peace.
President Obama winning another term will not bring peace.
Mitt Romney winning the election will not bring peace.
Winning the lottery, or getting a better job will not bring peace.
They Olympics will not bring peace.
Only Jesus can bring peace.
Listen to these words from the Apostle Paul,
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:14-18).