Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14
Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. … Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:27-28, 35-36
Peacemaker specialist Ken Sande says to think about someone who could be described as the following:
* Your enemy
* Someone who hates you
* Someone who curses you
* Someone who mistreats you (or at least someone who makes your life difficult)
Now look at the remarkable course of action in the above Luke 6 passage to which Jesus calls us.
* Love your enemy
* Do good to those who hate you
* Bless those who curse you
* Pray for those who mistreat you
How about praying during this season of Advent: Father in heaven, give me a special measure of your grace to overcome evil with good, even when it seems the most difficult thing in the world to actually do.