Peace Without End


My mother had suggested for years that I should read (reread) Isaiah. I finally knuckled down to it upon my arrival in Korrorak. A few days afterward, I read the following.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.

You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.

For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.

Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.   -Isaiah 9:2-7

Given the particular history of the region I am in, it seemed appropriate.

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One Response to “Peace Without End”

  1. maureen Says:

    Thanks for this–Isaiah 61 is my favorite and also along these lines. I’m amazed by how Isaiah just drops that Christ prophecy right in the middle of this passage, out of nowhere. He so ca-razy!

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