It seems like every time I turn around relationships are being torn apart. When it comes to the body of Christ it appears that somehow we are disillusioned from the war that we find ourselves in. Although we should be pressing forward, shining brighter in a dark world, I find most of the time it is a battle just to keep everyone together. After reading the devotional on DTS’s webpage it was a reminder of God’s love for the adulterous nation Israel (see Hosea 3). May we be sons of God by going well beyond what is required to make peace and grow in unity rather than being sons of Satan by causing bitterness and division. For whatever cost it may be for us to seek peace with another is unworthy of being compared with the cost Christ paid on the cross so that we might have peace with the Father. How glorious it is to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit when we as Christians model God’s unity.
(The attached photo is a photo I designed for our elementary students when we covered what it means to be a peacemaker).