Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014 … The Lion & the Lamb

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 345.

Devotional SongGo to this link          … Once again, please take take in a contemporary song, sung by Brian Doerksen, Creation Calls, … repeated from yesterday’s ODB, reminding us that God is ultimately calling us to be part of re-perfected creation, … where the lion will lay down with the lamb. … And then ON TO THIS LINK  to hear Big Daddy Weave singing, Redeemed, declaring that in Christ we are redeemed from our brokenness and captivity to sin …    


Highlight Passage #1 - NKJV  Isaiah 11: 9 … A day when mankind will no longer pollute God’s perfect creation  … 
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. …
Highlight Context – Isaiah 11: 1-9 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …   God’s prophesy of His coming Kingdom on earth

Reference Passage #1 - NKJV  Isaiah 11: 6 … God will redeem us to dwell with Him in peace …
 6  “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.

Reference Passage #2 - NKJV  Malachi 4: 2 … Another prophesy of the day to come when God’s glory will come down for the remnant who believe …
 2  But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Jennifer Benson Schuldt, begins with a colorful true story of a young boy who was fascinated by seeing a large venomous snake in a clear plastic display box in a zoo where the boy could view the snake, up close, without fear.   The author’s point was that one day this broken world will be redeemed and restored to the place of perfect peace prophesied in Isaiah, Chapter 11 [linked above for study/reflection]. 

Yes, we now live in a broken world, wracked by man-made pollution, disease, and war, … all brought on by the sin of the first man, Adam, who, along with his sin-bearing partner, Eve, were expelled from God’s created and perfect garden of peace.   But as author Schuldt points out from biblical prophesy, we will one day, due to the redeeming work of Christ, live in a world of peace and perfect harmony, where, as depicted in the attached photo, all of God’s creation will be put right and the lion will lay down with the lamb.

Yes, as Big Daddy Weave sings in the song linked above, we are redeemed; and I don’t know about you, but as the Apostle John wrote in Revelation 22: 20
, I declare loudly today, …  “Even so, come Lord Jesus!”

My Prayer for Today
… Lord, please forgive Your remnant for our selfish stewardship of Your planet; and we are so blessed You have come to redeem us.  So, we pray to come soon to restore us to Your place of peace.   Amen

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