In America, we are wishing each other peace and joy. The Christmas holiday is approaching and there are many emotions involved at this time of year: some are making merry...some are stressing out over the gift-giving dilemma...some are trying to cope with the weather...some are simply basking in the simple joy of celebrating the Anointed One~Yeshua's, birth and enjoying time with family and friends.
In Israel, the Festival of Lights-Hanukkah, is over. Now the country is struggling with the aftermath of a devastating fire, with severe winter weather, and they are trying to cope with pressure from the United States to freeze settlement building in order to appease her enemies and coerce her into giving up more of her God-given land, all while Gaza continues to fire rockets into Israeli territory.
And yet, God's promises resound through the heavens to His people and remain true and unyielding to those who would seek to render them ineffective. In Isaiah 42:1-6, God prophesies to Isaiah about His Servant, His Anointed~Elect~Chosen One, who will be a light and bring justice to the Goyim-Gentiles. This was echoed by Shim'on in the Temple when Yosef and Miryam brought Yeshua to present Him before God: Luke 2:25-32. And Isaiah prophesies about the Prince of Peace in 9: 6-7 and ends by saying: "The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this."
Through all the turmoil and adverse circumstances around us, we have the assurance of peace through Yeshua HaMashiach, because His Word is forever settled in heaven! Psalm 119:89
There is a song in Hebrew called Oseh Shalom:
"Oseh shalom bimromav
Hu ya'aseh shalom
Aleinu v'al kol YisraelV'imru, Omain."
Translated, it says: "May the One who makes peace, send peace to us and all of Israel."
So He has, and so He will!
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua