ADVENT REFLECTION // WEEK FOUR
By Wailes Rangsa, Principal of Bangladesh Bible Seminary
LeaDev-Langham Programme Partner
Recently, there was a big Hindu festival “Durgapuja” in our country. I was watching and listening to an interview on Television, where the interviewer asked the worshipers, “what is your prayer to god “Durga”? Almost everybody answered the same, “the end of Covid-19, peace and prosperity”. No doubt, this is also my prayer so that the world knows the true peace.
That is why when I have heard these people asking for peace, I prayed for them so that they find the true peace, because we know that they are seeking the peace as the world defines the word ‘peace’. The Oxford dictionary defines the word ‘peace’ as (i) Freedom from disturbance; tranquility, (ii) A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended.
In this effort people may get a mental or emotional calmness, but the peace is not a state of mental and emotional calmness, the peace is not an object. The peace is not ‘it’. The peace is a person.
We are blessed that we have been introduced to the true peace in the Bible, the scripture says,
“For to us a child is born,Isaiah 9:6 ESV
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The Lord himself introduced to us the Prince of Peace as wonderful counselor, mighty God, and everlasting Father. He is the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, whoever receives Him receives the true peace because He is the only true Prince of Peace. Christmas Advent reminds us that the Prince of Peace came to dwell with us. I wish that this Advent session will bring real peace, joy and security to your life. May God Bless you!