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Into Plowshares

November 9, 2014

“Isaiah Wall” – Bible verse across the street from the UN in New York City, Photo by Capt. Phoebus (Public Domain)

Rarely in human history has a year passed without war somewhere on the globe. War is mankind’s legacy and curse.

There has been extraordinary heroism associated with war:  by Greeks at Thermopylae; by Saxons at Hastings; by French at Orleans; by Irish at the Boyne; by English against the Spanish Armada, at the Somme, and the Battle of Britain; by Americans at Lexington and Concord, Gettysburg, and Normandy on D-Day.

Not to mention the bravery of nameless dead on nameless battlefields. World War II alone had over 60 million casualties.

“…They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Is. 2: 4).

Lord God, with wars and rumors of wars all around us, we seek Your guidance and protection. Bless our nation in these difficult times. Keep our loved ones safe, and our troops strong.

Help us to defend the right, as we work toward peace. Whether our sphere of influence is great or small, teach us to bring calm where there is strife, unity where there is division, and love where there is hate.

Amen

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  1. Planting Potatoes permalink

    amen!

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