Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
(Isaiah 11:6 (NIV))
Have you ever really thought about this passage and the perfect picture of peace that it represents? Prey and predator living in peace. No more enemies and no more fears. No lack of trusting each other. No mortal fear for your life. Existing in peace and perfection the way that God intended.
Too many people laugh at this concept and claim that this will never happen because the very natures of these animals will not allow such a thing to happen. Are these the same people who also claim that there is no god and that Jesus was only a man? They don’t believe that God exists. They don’t believe that the nature of creation can be changed. They claim that they are only being realistic and that if you simply observe things that it proves that this will never happen.
Can you think of a time in history when people would scoff at something and claim that if you simply observe things, it proves their point of view?
How is that flat earth thing going for them after Columbus returned from his voyages?
Sadly, some people are just too stubborn to accept anything on faith. They have it set in their minds that if they cannot see it, then it must not exist. If they can’t test it, then it could not possibly happen. They lack any potential to have faith or hope.
Can you imagine a more depressing outlook on life? A life without faith and hope leaves you void, angry and depressed. We all need faith.
Faith can move mountains. Hope and faith give us the strength to carry on from day to day.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
Do you have enough faith to believe in God’s promises?