Peace joins us back together in Him and joins us with Him. Peace makes us one in Him and one with Him. Therefore He puts us back together piecebyPeace. Read on!
Hello again everyone and welcome back to piecebyPeace. Once again I am excited to be able to share with you about the wonderful gift of wholeness in Jesus Christ. Recall in the first entry, I used Humpty Duumpty as an analogy to explain humanity’s condition because of the fall of sin and how no self-help or any human effort can heal someone that is broken because of sin. Only Christ alone can heal us. He is the only one that can bring broken pieces together.
I mentioned in the last blog that I would explain the meaning behind the name of this blog, so here we go. The name piecebyPeace came to me as I’ve been doing a comprehensive study on what is means to be whole. While studying I have researched quite a few definitions in different bible verses. Something so beautiful and awesome that I’ve found is the meaning of the word “peace”.
The word peace in the greek is “eirḗnē. It’s root is eirō meaning “to join, tie together into a whole” – properly, wholeness, i.e. when all essential parts are joined together; peace (God’s gift of wholeness); one, peace, quietness, rest; peace, peace of mind; invocation of peace a common Jewish farewell, in the Hebraistic sense of the health (welfare) of an individual.
When I saw this, it was so enlightening. The definition of the word “peace” is complete in itself. Let me explain what I mean. When we think about someone who is broken and has so many issues, we don’t envision someone who has a restful state of mind or is emotionally healthy. When someone has suffered some type of trauma and is unhealthy emotionally and mentally from the effects of the trauma, they have no peace. The above definition has incorporated in its meaning the opposite of the condition of someone who has suffered some type of trauma—someone who is whole.
Any trauma that we suffer is sinful in nature. Trauma leaves us broken. The only one that can heal is God. When sin entered the world we lost certain spiritual attributes that determine our state of peace with God. I like to refer to those attributes as “pieces”.
The first sin was very traumatic for Adam and Eve. When they chose to disobey they lost pieces of themselves that left them without peace with God. They were no longer whole.
In Ephesians 4:21-22, Paul writes:
21) assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22) to put off your old self,[a] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23) and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24) and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
And in Colossians 3:10 he writes:
“10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”
Paul speaks of three things that are needed to be restored in the image of God. He mentions a new mind, righteousness and holiness. The reason I refer to the attributes as “pieces” are because when we were made in the image of God gave us so many of his attributes, but these are the ones that determine a divine reflection of Him. I will speak more on that topic in following blogs.
So I’ve explained part of the name “piece” and defined the word peace. Now let me explain why I’ve capitalized “Peace”. Paul says in Galatians 2:14:
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”
Peace is not just a spiritual attribute to attain. Rather it is a person to have. The person of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ incorporates all of what the definition is. Christ is the one that makes us whole. He is the one that gives us rest. He not only makes us one again He also makes us one with Him by removing the things that separate us from Him. Romans 5:1 says:
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Peace joins us back together in Him and joins us with Him. Peace makes us one in Him and one with Him. Therefore He puts us back together piecebyPeace. This is how I got the name.
Let’s pray. Father, I thank you for you everlasting love and kindness. I thank you for loving us so much that you sent your sent to die for us so that we would be made whole. I ask that you forgive us for our sins and make us right with you in every area of our lives. Lord I pray that anyone who is reading this will come to know you as their Peace and allow you to restore to them all that the enemy has stolen. God give them a sense of purpose and make them whole. Put them back together piecebyPeace. I pray they will let you have your way in their life. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Peace and God’s abundant blessings until next time.