Praying for Our Troops during this Christmas Season...

...And that Our Nation Would Learn the Meaning of Peace.

For to us a child is born,
__to us a son is given,
__and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
__Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
__Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
__there will be no end. (The Prophet Isaiah, 9:6-7)

He will judge between the nations
__and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
__and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
__nor will they train for war anymore. (The Prophet Isaiah, 2:4)
__(see also Micah 4:3)

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
__“Glory to God in the highest,
__and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:12-14)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (Jesus, in John 14:27)

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God. (Jesus, in Matthew 5:9)

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:17-18)

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