Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This conflict was one of the most devastating wars in the history of the human race, and it was with great joy that this armistice was celebrated.
Dignitaries from the nations involved plan to meet to commemorate the anniversary of the war’s end and to celebrate the peace that was welcomed so enthusiastically at that time.
When Jesus died on the cross to pay for the sins of the world, it ushered in a new era of peace. We who believe in Jesus are no longer at war with the Creator of the universe. God, through Jesus, has made it possible for us to live peacefully with him.
Every time we gather together to take communion, we celebrate the peace that we have with God, and we remember what it took to gain that peace—the sacrifice of God’s Son Jesus!
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”—Romans 5:1-2