By: Pastor Brian Huff

Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.

Matthew 5:9 AMP

Life is full of ups and downs. What we call a “normal” life is often full of chaos; we have just learned how to function in that environment. Therefore, we call it “normal.” Consider this: What is “normal” for you? In some homes, fighting and screaming is normal; bickering and complaining is normal. If this is the case, the “normal” needs to be challenged. Many would tell you to pray for peace, and that is good advice, but Jesus said we can MAKE peace. He has given us the ability to both create and maintain a peaceful and new “normal.”

God, help us to be makers of peace today. In hateful environments, help our peacemaking abilities overpower hate. Amen.