You can find today’s worksheet here: http://icetrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/peacebringers.pdf
‘God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.’ Matthew 5:9
When Jesus taught what we call the sermon on the mount, he was showing how in God’s Kingdom things work a little differently to how we would expect.
God raises up those who are seen as weak, and He makes them strong.
God sees the tears of people who are in grief, and He promises comfort.
God looks at the unfairness and injustice in the world, and promises that He will bring justice.
God sees the often unnoticed works for peace, and calls peace bringers his children.
I think most of us spend a lot of our time searching for peace. We can’t wait for the holiday where we can escape all the strain of our day to day lives. We seek out places where we feel most peaceful – nature, our bedrooms, the gym, a friends house.
I have a wonderful friend named Pen, her house is a place of peace and comfort. Partly because of the beautiful hills and woodland surrounding her home, but also because of who Pen is. She is a woman filled with God’s presence. Pen was able to bring God’s peace to whoever visited her. Ever since I met her, I’ve hoped that I will grow into the same kind of person, a peace bringer.
For today’s reflection sheet, let’s think about how we can enjoy God’s peace, but not just for ourselves, but for others also. God uses people like Pen, like you and me, to bring His peace into the world. How will you be a peace bringer today?