Free Printable “Peace on Earth”
Peace on Earth
“Peace on Earth” is a familiar lyric to a Christmas hymn. But do you stop to think about the context of the verse it comes from? “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” Luke 2:14.
What kind of peace is this? Christ said He did not come to bring peace but the sword. He came to divide those who believed in Him from those who did not. So who did He bring peace to, if not the whole world?
Who did Christ bring peace to?
The angels singing this verse anticipated that with Christ coming to earth, He would end the Old Covenant and restore a right relationship between God and those who had faith in him. We have a right relationship with Him not because of our righteous deeds, but because of His mercy. (Titus 3:5) Without Christ, all we can do is displease God in our sinfulness.
Through our belief that Christ is God, and that He died to pay the price for our sins, we not only have peace with God, but He is also pleased with us!
So when you see these words this season, reflect on the full context of the gospel message. Christ came to bring peace between you and your God. Aren’t you overwhelmingly thankful?
I had fun creating this printable for you from some sketches of mine. Click here to download and print, or save to your phone for a fun lock screen!
Printing instructions: I recommend printing using an inkjet printer on photo quality paper (8.5″x11″) for best results.