Ephesians 2:14-17(AMP) - Jesus is our peace! He came preaching peace! And He made peace for us with God through the reconciling work on the cross! Jesus embodied peace. The Greek understanding of peace
lends this definition: a state of freedom from anxiety and inner turmoil–peace, freedom from worry,
to be quiet in one's inner self.(from Greek-English Lexicon Based on Semantic Domain. Copyright
© 1988 United Bible Societies, New York. Used by permission.)
This is the state of being Jesus carried and He carried here to give us! Another resource gives
these explanations for what this peace entails: after the Hebrew shaalowm, security, safety, prosperity, felicity; according to a conception distinctly peculiar to Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is.(from Thayer's Greek Lexicon, Electronic Database. Copyright © 2000, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.) May His peace be the sustaining substance that saturates your soul this holiday season and into the coming year. We are praying that the Prince of Peace would have dominion over all that concerns you and His peace would release joy upon your lives in greater measures than you have ever known.