As we begin our Advent reflections the prophet Isaiah gives us the most awesome prayer in our reading from Isaiah 5;
Many peoples shall come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
Why not make this your Advent prayer as we prepare to celebrate the God’s gift to us of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and look forward to his coming again in glory when all things shall be made new.
Till next time…..Andrew
Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills