November 23, 2010 | 09:44 am

Tuesday - God's Way

There is a verse we read during Advent that is also written for all to see outside of the United Nations: “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” (Isaiah 2:4). It is a wonderful vision of instruments of war being turned into instruments of life. This possibility for a hopeful future is presented as something that will be done voluntarily. God will not coerce or command us to achieve peace, yet God is a necessary part of it. Peace comes when we learn God’s ways and walk in God’s path (verse 3). This leaves much room for interpretation as to exactly what this means. But as people who yearn for peace between us, it is the grand journey of faith to discover what this means and what it looks like, whether it be parent to child, friend to friend, or nation to nation.