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Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
Dear Father, I give You glory that Jesus is my Peace, and the Peace of all who receive Him as our Savior. My heart is filled with joy that the only way Jews and Gentiles (all people) can have true, abundant, lasting peace between our-selves and You, and between one another, is through the cleansing blood of Jesus. I have marvelous hope about our peace from Scripture passages like Isaiah 53:4-5 that are fulfilled in Christ: “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” I pray that I, my family members and all other believers will devote ourselves to knowing Jesus our Peace more and more each day, and abandoning ourselves into all He is, so that we will be united peacemakers in Him. May the peace of Christ rule in our lives, in Your Church and across all nations. I pray these things in the reconciling name of Jesus. Amen.