The sacrifice of a peace offering…
A giving of the good portions unto the Lord.
In days of old a repeated process required
Offering up the blood and fat over fire.
Not for repentance but fellowship.
“Shalom” a rest in safety from ones enemy,
A covenant of relationship,
From man a hope for harmony,
A ritual to be made with joy.
Before Christ, Peace a temporal space,
Sandwiched in between wars and battles.
The promise spoken to Isaiah
Of a peace from God from a heavenly place,
The burning alter not needed, eventually to be dismantled.
Coming soon would be a peace that does not depart.
A completeness, wholeness and tranquility
That would internally dwell in the heart.
A peace that has everlasting durability.
The Greek “Eirene” an assurance of salvation
That the Messiah has procured our righteousness.
No longer fretting but at peace with the transformation
Now at ease in the assurance of his enduring faithfulness.
Free from compulsion to work out our piousness.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives." John 14:27