Today’s Scripture: For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. Jeremiah 8:11 

Today on Veterans Day, or Armistice Day, we pause to remember the many brave men and women who have fought in America’s wars throughout the years. Originally designated to mark the end of hostilities in World War I, the holiday was later changed to include veterans of the wars that followed. We are very thankful for those who have been willing to serve their country in the armed forces.

Nothing has changed since November 11, 1917. The world still clamors for peace. This is how it will be until the Prince of Peace returns. War is a result of greed, selfishness, and a lack of love for people. Certain people will cry “give peace a chance”, but the answer does not lie in mothballing our weapons or denying reality.

The only true peaceful solution lies in returning to our Creator through the forgiveness of sins, made possible through Jesus Christ. Only the grace of God can change the sinfulness in men’s hearts. Unfortunately, we know a lasting peace will not happen until our Lord returns. Until then, let us be proactive in spreading the good news of the Prince of Peace.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.