Jesus is the Prince of Peace
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Peace, how elusive. Part of the reason I believe is because we misunderstand what peace is. We want peace to mean all is well and we have no trouble.
Peace is the knowledge that all is well in the midst of trouble.
Peace, according to the Strong's Concordance means: well; peaceably; welfare; prosperity; safe; health; peaceable; completeness; soundness; quiet; tranquillity; contentment; friendship, and peace with God, especially in covenant relationship.
That's where our peace comes from the Prince. Prince, according to the original Greek (from the Strong's Concordance): Prince; captain; chief; ruler; governor; keeper; principal; general; lord; leader; official; commander; head; overseer; Ruler of rulers. When Jesus is indeed OUR Prince, we can be at peace. The world around us quakes and rages, but we have peace. This peace will draw the lost to their Savior.
Talk with your children about things that try to steal your peace, your faith really. If you are worried about how the bills will be paid you are not having faith in God's promise to provide your every need (Phil 4:19). After identifying some things that threaten our peace find God's promises to hold your faith and your peace.
This Sunday School lesson may be helpful in explaining the concept of how Jesus brings peace to your children.
This is a dove ornament. It's done in felt, but I think you could easily do card stock.
This ornament uses the hand for a pattern. Scroll down to "Project C". The instructions aren't real clear but the pictures show well what needs to be done.