For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Prince of Peace.
The expectations on Jesus were staggering. But He really did bring peace—peace with God. As a later prophecy from Isaiah put it, ‘upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.’ (Isaiah 53:5)
The Prince of Peace would give His life in place of ours and because of His death, we have a life that will never end.
Peace may feel like a faraway concept for you this Christmas. Maybe you feel despair at the political landscape, perhaps your family are at loggerheads, or maybe you are just overwhelmed by the demands of life. This Christmas, join us at church, spend time with the Christ-child and experience the peace He offers.
Friday 13 December at 6:30 pm: The Great Church Christmas Party
Sunday 15 December at 10:30 am: Christingle Service
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December at 6:30 pm: Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December at 10:30 am: Christmas Celebration for all the family
Published at 0:01 on 1 December 2019