Are you a Peacemaker?

We all want a happy ending whether it is a fairy-tale, a movie or a novel but more especially if it is our own life we are talking about. I am not one of those who need to be in suspense about the end of a movie, I will probably try to find out how it ends before I will let myself be sucked into the plot. If you look at the “romance” movies chances are that the two principal characters will start out as “frienimies”, or people who are sparring, at odds with one another, and on different sides of every issue possible. Invariably something happens that brings them into a sphere of agreement, they realize they have chemistry and try to deny it and stay away but in the end, most times the last five minutes (that’s what keeps you watching) they will look at each other with an astonished or knowing look and boom, love comes in like the Big Bang Theory! Do we always have to have controversy before we can have a happy ending? We do if we put any credence in the imagination of novelists and the scriptwriter.

Judging from the problems I hear on a daily basis I would think that there is a great majority of us that are quite ready for our “last five minutes”, that final burst of happiness and the loud music that always means, “The End.”

It seems to me that there are not many peacemakers today and listening to the news is proof positive of that. Will the people who attacked the U K and are now attacking Spain eventually end up on our shores? How will it end? Will the beheading of Christians continue and then suddenly we will look at the people who are doing this with a realization that they are a peace-loving people who didn’t mean to do it after all?

OK off my soap-box; if you have read the Bible you see that the things happening in our world today were predicted, Luke 21: 25-28 “It will seem like all hell has broken loose—sun, moon, stars, earth, sea, in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking. And then—then!—they’ll see the Son of Man welcomed in grand style—a glorious welcome! When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your heads high. Help is on the way!”

There are wars all around us and not just country against country but citizen against citizen, racial tension, the haves and the have-nots at odds with one another, and worse of all there is so much trouble within the family unit.  I am very sorry if I am not my normal self tonight, I have seen Trouble and I don’t like the look of its face, I want to see the face of Peace and Love, I want to hear my daddy sing, “There will be peace in the valley for me someday, there will be peace in the valley for me, there’ll be no more sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I see, There will be peace in the valley for me.”

Hebrews 12:14 Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God.

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