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 greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)
Immanuel, “God is with us”, continues to reign now and forever! The truth of His all-encompassing sovereignty guards our peace!
We exalt Him, affirm His 24/7 abiding presence – in prayer, proclamation and praises – claiming with joy and confidence His most trustworthy promises of victory in all forms, even clothed with difficulties, confusion, disunity, setbacks and darkness.
We elevate His voice, His Word, written and revealed by His Spirit, carefully leading us His sheep, drowning all other voices – in our minds, in the marketplace of ideas, in the media – trying to distract us and devour our peace, stirring fear and anxiety in challenging circumstances in our families and communities, in our nation, and around the globe.
We extol Him, His gospel of repentance and forgiveness of sins, His grace and love, His justice and righteousness – in our life, in our relationships, in our livelihood, in our ministries.
We proclaim every day in our journey on earth: the Prince of Peace, our Mighty God, our Lord Jesus Christ, reign in our hearts, our homes, our lands!
This is the second in the “Exalt the Prince of Peace” series of blog posts on our Path to Perfect Peace and is submitted by Elizabeth Magalona-Veñegas, close friend of PEER Servants and affiliated with our Filipino partner, The Center for Community Transformation.