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Isaiah's Vision of World Peace

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"They will beat their swords into ploughs   and their spears into pruning-knives".       (Isaiah 2.2-4)



The recent tragic events in the United States, made me think again of the dream of the prophet Isaiah, that, one day, all people will “walk in the light of the Lord” and in the way of peace. This vision seems a long way off. However, as Christians we continue to pray that God’s will be done on earth and that God’s Kingdom will come. We hope and work for peace. We also affirm that, as Isaiah says, true peace can only be built where fairness and justice are valued and acted upon.

A Wilderness Experience

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The Victor!

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The Head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now; a royal diadem adorns the mighty Victor's brow.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!

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O the deep, deep love of Jesus! Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free; rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.




Anticipation

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"Listen to my words, O Lord, and hear my sighs Listen to my cry for help, my God and King! I pray to you, O Lord; you hear my voice in the morning; at sunrise I offer my prayer and wait for your answer." (Psalm 5.1-2)


I look to the mountains: a reading of Psalm 121

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In the cross of Christ I glory

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In the cross of Christ I glory, Tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.
When the woes of life o'ertake me, Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, Never shall the cross forsake me, Lo! It glows with peace and joy.
When the sun of bliss is beaming Light and love upon my way, From the cross the radiance streaming Adds more lustre to the day.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, By the cross are sanctified; Peace is there that knows no measure, Joys that through all time abide.
In the cross of Christ I glory, Tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.