You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
The United Nations Charter, which was drafted at the end of the Second World War in 1945, included measures to maintain international peace and security. The UN sent temporary military forces (at first only military observers) into the world’s regional hotspots. In April 1948, the UN sent military observers to the disputed Pakistan-India region of Kashmir. In May, military observers were posted along the Arab-Israeli border. Military observers were to be impartial mediators. Canada provided eight officers for the UN force in Kashmir.
There is so little peace in this world. Nations continue to wage war against other nations, or against their own people. Prisons continue to fill up with those who have harmed others. And people continue to search in even harmful places trying to find inner peace. Why is peace seemingly so elusive? The lack of peace is a result of the broken relationship with our Creator God because of the sin that infests every heart. As long as there is no peace in our hearts there will be no peace in the world. This is the very reason Jesus came – to repair the relationship with our Creator and restore the peace that we long for. The prophet wrote this in Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” As we come to faith in Jesus, and keep our eyes on Him, His peace fills us and then flows from us into this broken world. We who follow Christ are called to be peacemakers, and as Jesus said, peacemakers are blessed because we are called the children of God. How can you bring peace into our world today?
These have been words from the heart.