Reflections for Dec. 8, 2013

Isaiah 11:1–10

The prophet shares a hope-filled vision with us – a vision of harmony and understanding – and presents an unlikely subject for leading us toward this vision – “a little child.” Even more unlikely, Isaiah explains that animals who are enemies will lie down together. They will reconcile and be adversaries no more. These verses seem unbelievable, but longing for their fulfillment is the stuff of hope. Isaiah’s vision pushes us to re-think the way we understand power dynamics today and show us that no matter what, peace inside ourselves and in the world is possible.

 

This week reach out with a note or phone call to someone with whom you often clash.

Seasons of the Spirit, Wood Lake Publishing

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