Peace making is in the realm of the work of God. Jesus proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) The blessing of joy falls on the peace making children of God. “Those who promote peace have joy.”
How can I live as a peacemaker? I will be the opposite of those who plot evil. “Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil…” Lies are in the realm of evil plots. The realm the existance of being a peacemaker includes an honest loving and aware heart.
Jesus is the king of peace. He is the pinnacle of peacemakers. He brings together by removing that which separates. He used his body and blood to bridge the gap that seperates people from God. He spoke the truth and all who believe him pass into his body thus becoming one with God.
There exists in my life people who are not at peace with me. I am thinking of them right now. I learn here to be the person who actively seeks peace with them. The way to start is to pray continually for them, asking God to bless them and open our hearts to bridging the gap or better yet remove the gap that seperates us. I will promote peace by praying for my enemy.