The Benefits of Peacemaking

Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children. (Matthew 5:9, GW)

Some people are so busy holding a grudge, gossip, and contention that they have no room to pack anything else into their lives.

Car very full of suitcases and bags before leaving for vacationIn fact, if we’re honest, that’s most of us at one time or another.

Imagine you could suddenly move to a paradise getaway only two days drive by car.  You should pack your van full of stuff to take with you because, once you’re there, there’s no going back.  What would you pack?

Resentment?  Arguments?  Complaining?

Or would you pack love, gentleness, and thankfulness?

If you believe in Christ, you’re on your way to Paradise.  But what will you bring with you to show Him?  Will you bring jealousy?  Rage?  Spite?  Would you be proud if you opened your trunk and bitterness, contempt, and malice spilled out?

This life is the one chance we get to pack for the Kingdom. (If you don’t know Him, you’ve got a packed van heading nowhere.  But that can totally change the moment you open your heart and mind to Him.)

What do you want to pack?

Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children. (Matthew 5:9, GW)

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