Series: A Midnight Clear

Art depicting Isaiah the prophet.

And On Earth, Peace

January 3, 2020
The birth of Jesus is the inauguration of a reign of endless peace. It is not a culmination; it is a beginning, the beginning of the reign of the Prince…
The Nativity; artwork by Gari Melchens.

Emmanuel


Jesus is the embodiment of peace, “God with us.” Within the startling simplicity of a sign, the birth of a child, we get the Prince of Peace.
Photo of Santa with head in his hands, clearly stressed.

Weak Hands, Feeble Knees, and Fearful Hearts

December 17, 2019
God's peace is embodied, physical, and something we can feel. It's not just spiritual reality.
Peaceable Kingdom painting by Edward Hicks

Tender Wolves, Tenacious Lambs

December 10, 2019
The image of tender wolves lying down with tenacious lambs implies both have changed: the wolf has become more gentle and the lamb has become bolder.
Spinning wheel with hope and fear as choices.

Swords Into Plowshares

December 5, 2019
So profound will be the peaceful reign of the coming Messiah that there will be no need for weapons or for learning about war at all.