by Janet Chester Bly
In that day the wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and the leopard and goats will be at peace. Calves and fat cattle will be safe among lions, and a little child shall lead them all. Isaiah 11:6
That's a startling, true picture of what heaven will be like. The New Earth that God has planned for all His children. I can hardly wait.
Meanwhile, you and I struggle to fight for peace now in a sin-sick, war-torn world ... where the obscene and unthinkable happens.
To help with your peace journey, why not pick out a visual aid that you will see often? Here's some suggestions. . .
a) a lion or wolf and lamb lying down together
b) a rose of Sharon
c) a Peace rose
d) an angel
e) a serence white swan
f) a boat with full sails in placid water
g) a lighthouse in a storm
h) sheep on a hillside
i) peace saying on a magnet, poster, greeting card, necklace, bracelet
j) cross-stitched peace message
k) weapons converted to farm tools
l) a desert in bloom
m) a white flag of surrender
n) a dove
o) a soaring eagle
Did these ideas spark one of your own?
The fight for peace can be a lifelong process. I know I need a steady, daily routine to find my inner rhythm and my outer pace for dealing with ongoing and unexpected challenges.
The symbols that work for me are beach or forest scenes. The sight of a hammock or chaise lounge. A quiet sanctuary. Or a cross.