A Peacemaker

Peacemaking is more than winning wars

A peacemaker isn’t a nation’s warrior.

He or she should be beyond wars.

This individual should love their country

And has its interests at heart

Peace often calls for patience.

It’s an ability to negotiate problems.

A peacemaker has to be able to compromise.

This should be the goal of every ambassador.

Building bridges to other peoples and nations

Should be silver lining that a negotiator should pursue

It’s how a ruler endeavors to leave such a legacy.

But few of them will succeed if this isn’t done wisely.

Some ambassadors will do anything to pursue peace.

Christian leaders will remember the admonition –

“Blessed are the peacemakers”

They will see peacemakers as children of God.

These rulers will be judges among many people

And arbitrate between warring nations abroad

They shall beat their swords into plowshares

And used their spears as pruning hooks

They shall learn war no more

And their neighbors will be wise to compromise

“Omnipotent Arbitrator, help warring nations to seek peace and understanding.  Guide their rulers as they negotiate so that they will secure a lasting peace.”

Amen

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