The Root of Jesse, Day 5

“The Root of Jesse, Day 5”
Isaiah 11:6a
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat.

Isaiah 11:6a

Isaiah’s vision of universal peace and harmony even among the beasts points to a kingship not of this world. The Lord of all creation alone can tame the wild beasts and restore paradise.

I will make a covenant for them on that day,
with the wild animals,
With the birds of the air,
and with the things that crawl on the ground.
Bow and sword and warfare
I will destroy from the land,
and I will give them rest in safety.

Hosea 2:20
(NABRE; 2:18 in other translations)

2 Replies to “The Root of Jesse, Day 5”

  1. Dear GMC, Thank you for your reflection which invites us to live in peace and harmony, and with equity. May our example and endeavours help to promote the blessings of Christ and His kingdom of peace.

  2. Wild beasts of greed, hatred, and power
    Cause greater destruction than we realize.
    Before the Lord of creation we will cower,
    Penitents we are on the holy highway.
    May we carry each other as the need
    when knees are weak or bodies feeble.
    Each helping hand or cup of water.
    Given with Christ love is a good deed.

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