“He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks…”
I love this verse.
This portion of the Bible talks about the “Mountain of the Lord”, and how the nations are coming to this mountain carrying their weapons. And when they get there, to God Almighty, the turn their weapons into useful tools for Him…useful everyday ordinary tools…And isn’t that just like us? We come to God so often with all of our weapons, all of our baggage, our anger, our past, our pain…And He takes everything we have ever known and makes it useful. He takes our everyday ordinary lives and changes them into tools for His purpose. And this is where life gets good. This is where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. This is where we get to see our lives become a life of serving. So, our hope, our prayer is that this is a place where you get to put your Pruning Hooks to good use. Lay down those weapons, and allow Jesus to make them into useful tools. And then use those tools to SERVE right in your everyday ordinary life…with the tools that only God could create.