DAY 1: THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: PEACE
Jim Scott – FMI area missionary to North America
Don Richardson’s book, Peace Child, tells of a story he and his wife, Carol, heard while serving among three Sawi tribes of Irian Jaya: the Haenam, Kamur
“Why was this necessary for peace?” Don asked. The reply was stunning: “It is impossible to have peace without a peace child. Our villages will guard these children even more carefully than their own. So long as the peace child lives, there will be peace among warring tribes.”
God’s peace child is Jesus. The Prince of Peace provides us the promise of peace among warring tribes and factions wherever they are found today. Where Jesus is honored and received, He puts to death opposition and hostility so there can be peace among all peoples!
• Pray for friends and family, that they will be brought near by the blood of Christ and discover that He is their peace who will bring them peace both personally and with others.
• Pray for families, that His peace will be consistently experienced so our homes would be places of peace.
• Pray for our communities, that those captured by racism, bigotry, hatred, anger
• Pray for the peoples of our nation and our world, that the walls of separation would be broken down, thus making peace where before there was war and strife.