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Holy Trinity Ankeny

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Dec 5, 2022

The prophet Isaiah announces that a descendant of David will inaugurate a day when the “wolf will lie down with the lamb.” This incredible vision of peace that extends to the depths of creation is hard to fathom. How can we hope for such a thing to happen? According to Paul, Jesus Christ is that descendant, that “shoot from the stump of Jesse” and the peace he brings begins with the reconciliation of Jew and Gentile, black and white, slave and free, male and female. The peace begins when we, as shoots from that stump, forgive enemies and reconcile with those we hate. If that can happen, then maybe wolves being at peace with lambs is not such a miracle after all.