Reflections on Advent – Peace

I love that the coming of Jesus means justice and peace.  I love that we, God’s people, are called to be instruments of His peace because of Jesus.  Here’s what I’m reflecting on today:

Isaiah 11:1-10

 1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;

   from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—

   the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,

   the Spirit of counsel and of might,

   the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—

3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.

   He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,

   or decide by what he hears with his ears;

4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,

   with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.

He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;

   with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

5 Righteousness will be his belt

   and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

 6 The wolf will live with the lamb,

   the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;

   and a little child will lead them.

7 The cow will feed with the bear,

   their young will lie down together,

   and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,

   and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.

9 They will neither harm nor destroy

   on all my holy mountain,

for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD

   as the waters cover the sea.

 10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the

peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will

be glorious.”

 

I love this last verse of they Christmas carol, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

“Said the King to the people everywhere

Listen to what I say

Pray for peace people everywhere

Listen to what I say

The Child, the Child

Sleeping in the night

He will bring us goodness and light

He will bring us goodness and light”

 

How are you called to bring peace this Christmas? This year?

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