Jesus, Prince of Peace
A Christmas Poem for All Seasons
Written by Michael W. Sciarra, 12/18/2012
Mild, He arrives, surveying the scene,
With glory, not grandeur or even a shout,
It isn’t pretty what His watching eye sees,
Conflicts multiplied within and without.
People playing God without any shame,
From West to North to South to East,
Fingers pointing while people proclaim,
‘Peace, peace’ when there is no peace.
Slaughtering innocents without a care,
Unrest proceeding from bad to worse,
Weeping while knowing that life isn’t fair,
Expected from those still under the Curse.
The floodgates of heaven open again,
We must remember who tend to forget,
He gave a blessing to counteract sin,
He died to pay another man’s debt.
Peace so elusive and hard to attain,
Fully floods the souls of all who receive,
The Truth that sets all captives free,
The Way of Life that you must believe.
The only Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Most awesome Father of Eternity,
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Fully functioning Prince of Peace.
Note: This peace from God through our Lord Jesus Christ isn’t automatic. It is very rare. It is a gift from God. It only comes to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; those who are only saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone. “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). We who believe can say with confident assurance that He Himself is our Peace.
Michael Sciarra is pastor of Grace Church of Orange, Calif.