Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Isaiah 32:15-17

Pickerelweed, Snake Warrior Natural Area, Miramar, Florida, September 2013

...until a spirit from on high is poured out on us,
and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
The effect of righteousness will be peace,
and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
Isaiah 32:15-17

That Spirit has been poured out,
and we have been called as co-workers with Christ 
for the work of peace;
each one of us in ways small and great,
called to the blessed task of peacemaking.
This often means that we will be a people against the grain of public sentiment, against the tide of governments, and subject to pubic scrutiny for taking a stand for faith instead of fear.

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