Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

December 4, 2018 / By: Cierra Slattengren

Is 11:1-10/Lk 10:21-24

In today’s reading, the LORD tells us:

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them.
The cow and the bear shall be neighbors,
together their young shall rest;
the lion shall eat hay like the ox.
The baby shall play by the cobra's den,
and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair.
There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD,
as water covers the sea.

Through this, we are reminded of that in the family of God, we all belong. In a modern day where so much of our society is focused on what divides us, it’s the word of the LORD that reminds us of our unity. In the body of Christ, we all play different roles that allow us to function as a whole in a beautiful way. When we come to know God, we are able to recognize his face in our enemy in the same way we see Him in our friend. May this Advent season be a time that we come to open our eyes and hearts to the light of the LORD in each being we encounter, including ourselves. By training ourselves to see God’s face in places we’ve never known, we move one step closer to living in a community of peace that was intended for us at the time of creation.

Cierra Slattengren
VISION Student Director