Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 4 – PEACE -- Isaiah 2:1-5

Each Thursday the Sisters pray specially for
the unity of all Christian peoples
Isaiah's words 'O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord' describe to me an utopia of heavenly peacefulness.
To me it is descriptive of a life of listening, obedience, love and faithfulness. In my view, living such a life cannot only save us from all earthly peril and sinfulness but by giving us a blanket of peacefulness for survival.
Isaiah's words further describe those who adopt that heavenly principle will not only see the greatness of God's love but will continue to exist in a world where the love of God will always guide them from utter peril and damnation. In our day, we yearn for God's peace not only for our immediate surroundings but for worldwide peace among nations. As Isaiah pleaded with the people of Judah and Jerusalem we, today, pray that all nations will plead for God to be our supreme mediator in settling very troubling international dispute and wars between different countries.
Our hope for today should be that all nations will no longer fight against nation nor train God's children for war anymore. Isaiah envisions, also, and with confidence, a promise of a house where the people from Judah and Jerusalem will inherit a peace which will enrich their lives through following our God.

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” These words are giving, sharing, comforting and above all Peace that passes all understanding .

– Beulah Walcott

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