Peace on Earth ...

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,” Matthew 5:9.

How many of you remember the song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth?” The very first line says, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” That’s kind of a prayer isn’t it, and a great one at that? Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. It’s a song that we all need to be singing. But sometimes that’s hard to sing, isn’t it? James, not the brother of the Lord, but the one who wrote the epistle of James, tells us exactly why that peace is so elusive. It’s because of a little instrument that we have in our mouths called the tongue! (I’m going to start meddling here so get ready.) Here’s what James said. “We stumble in many ways (in other words, we all make mistakes), but if we could control our tongue, we could control our words and actions. You see, we put bits in a horse’s mouth, and as big as a horse is, with that tiny bit we control the direction we want the horse to go. And look at a ship.


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