BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
I’m sure you’ve been around a group of kids that were always quarreling with each other. As parents with more than one kid, we live this out all the time. Your kids will get to fighting and arguing with each other. Sometimes you just need a little peace and you are struggling with what sort of punishment you need to give them to make them get along. Parents can get pretty desperate for answers at times, so we do what everyone does these days and we resort to the internet to find a good discipline for arguing children.
Well, if you look online, there is one discipline that is quite creative. Have you ever seen the “getalong shirt?”
I checked it out and you can legitimately buy these shirts online for your kids.
Well, I think this might be a good thing for churches to buy as well, because sometimes as Christians we need a “get-along shirt” to make us work out our problems rather than constantly bickering at one another.
Did you know that as Christians we are all adopted into the family of God? And, just like human families fight, we tend to do the same thing. We bicker and fight and sometimes I think that God would like to put us in a “get-along” shirt.
But, the thing is, God did something far more significant to help us get along. He sent Jesus to die for us.
He went after the root cause of the problem - sin!
So if we are going to be like Jesus, we are going to need to die to ourselves and become peacemakers. Let’s take a look at what God says,