Christians are peacemakers even if no one notices.
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Most of the mineral springs in Manitou work hard. Night and day they continue to pump water whether people fill their water bottles and milk jugs or not. It doesn’t matter what is happening, they keep doing their job.
Navajo Spring is no different even considering its location. Navajo Spring makes up the back wall of a candy shop and is surround by a large penny arcade. The penny arcade is a popular attraction in Manitou, often filled with people.
Noticed or not, it keeps doing its job.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called [children] of God.”
Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version
The redeemed of Christ are peacemakers who carry out their task in the midst of the distractions of life. Our goal as peacemakers is not to be noticed but to be the presence of Christ in the midst of the distractions of life. And when we bring Christ into the every day commotion of life we act as peacemakers.
Many distractions surrounded Jesus’ crucifixion since the Jewish people were celebrating Passover. Though the sky grew dark that day, life didn’t stop.
As children of God we are still those who bring peace when the rest of the world is distracted. It’s what we do.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner