Short and simple.
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We desire peace with ourselves, our neighbors and others, but desiring to be at peace with God
ought to be more important.
The only way to have peace with God, is through Jesus.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
You CAN have peace with God through Jesus. It's a peace like no other peace we can imagine. There's no adequate way to describe the peace that Jesus offers those who accept him as their Lord and Savior.
Through Jesus, we can be at peace with God, that means to not be in conflict against God because our sins are forgiven through the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross at Calvary, and we can have no fear of death any longer. (spiritual death). Those who believe will enjoy eternal, spiritual life because your spirit will have been quickened (made alive) by the Holy Spirit, the same power that raised Jesus from death.
That's some special kind of peace. And some special kind of life to look forward to in God's Kingdom.
Throughout history, does it look like peace is on the horizon for people living on this planet or not? No conflict between people just isn't possible.
Peace is always out of grasp because the ingredient for peace can only come about through one Way.
Jesus offers peace because He is the source of Peace.
Jesus is the source of all good and all love.
My paraphrase-You're at peace with God when you have the Son whom God has given all authority to. (John 3:34-36)
Look at these scriptures on peace.