Cross Training

 Fighting for Peace

My son has signed up to be a peacemaker. He’s enlisted in the U.S. Navy and will be fighting for peace. Fighting for peace? That sounds strange, but isn’t that how it goes sometimes? You have two friends and they are not getting along. They need to talk things out, and you told them so, but they’re not willing—yet. Being a peacemaker doesn’t require you to jump into all of the nasty details of the drama, but it may require you to take each friend by the hand and bring them to the table for peace talks. Enlist the aid of a trusted adult if you need to do so. Also, help keep the gossip down. Proverbs 26: 20 (NIV) says, “Without wood, a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.” Be a peacemaker. Snuff out the sparks of gossip and move your friends towards a peace accord. Matthew 5: 9 (NIV) says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”

Now, it’s your turn to enlist. Fight for peace as God’s son or daughter. Fatigues are optional.(Cool, but optional.)

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