Perfect Peace

The Old Testament contains many an inspired word; and possibly no part of it is richer in this respect than is the book of Isaiah. The prophet reached to lofty spiritual heights at times, and has left a record which has been of the greatest value to mankind. How clearly he saw the coming of the Christ to human consciousness! How vividly he realized the protecting power of God! How lovingly he portrayed the peace which results from obedience to the divine will! These are the words of Isaiah's song: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

"Because he trusteth in thee"! Then trust in God is necessary to perfect peace! And just as the prophet declared the fact that peace is the gift of God, so did the "multitude of the heavenly host," who sang, on that first Christmas when the greatest of all peacemakers was born, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." To Christ Jesus belongs the honor of having revealed, to a far greater extent than had ever been done before, the true nature of God, the understanding of which is necessary in order that men may experience "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding," of which Paul spoke to the Philippians.

December 25, 1926

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