Do we find it when our To-Do lists are done?
When we have some extra money in our bank account?
swirling around in our heads?
The prophet Micah tells us that Jesus is our peace.
I always find it amazing that, over 700 years before Jesus was born, Micah and Isaiah prophesied so clearly and so accurately with so many details about the Messiah.
In Micah 5, we read that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. There is very little peace in Bethlehem these days. On my recent visit to Israel, one of the shopkeepers in Bethlehem asked us to pray for freedom for Bethlehem. It is a very depressed and oppressed city.
Micah also told us that the Messiah would be a shepherd who would care for his flock with his strength and majesty. The Messiah’s flock would be secure because of his great power over all the earth.
And Micah tells us the Messiah would bring us peace.
Please give us your peace, dear Jesus.