Reflections Along the Jesus Way
January 9, 2024 – Quote for the Day:
“When you and I hear the word ‘peace’ defined as ‘the absence of conflict,’ that goes about as far as our minds can hope. The peace most humans hope for is when bloodshed, crime and war are no more.
Apart from God, when we draw a mental picture of peace, our limited human perspective transports us to the serenity experienced when armies are not fighting, and no doubt, that kind of peace is part of God’s kingdom”
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore (Isaiah 2:4). What an incredible picture that is! No guns or weapons or standing armies. All the implements of war became agricultural implements. No tanks or fighter jets or aircraft carriers or submarines. No military academies to train young men and women in the art of war, an institution that invariably turns wives and husbands into widows and widowers and fathers and mothers into single parents, leaving children alone.”
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