In our summer series “Do Overs”, we’ve been exploring the many ways that God is always giving us a second chance, a third or a ten thousandth if we need it.
In the 7th century B.C. the prophet Isaiah had a vision of what the kingdom of God might look like when the love of God is so pervasive that former weapons of harm become tools of the harvest, where our need to kill becomes our desire to nurture. As always in the peaceable Kingdom of God, we don’t need to wait until we die to start living the new reality of God’s love for everyone.
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.