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Goodwill is God’s Will

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed

(Is. 53:5).

Didn’t the angels announce the birth of Jesus to the shepherds with the words “peace on earth goodwill toward men”? If so where is it? Many agree that there is little peace in today’s world, much less goodwill. Perhaps we misquote what the angels said, and in reality, their announcement was “peace on earth to men of good will.”

Jesus Christ came to redeem and heal us. He desires to sanctify our spirits, souls, and bodies. We have injured others and ourselves by the sins we have committed. From early childhood, the companions of shame and guilt have been with us. The guilt of always missing the mark no matter how hard we try and the shame t