Sunday, 8 December 2013

The peaceable kingdom




Isaiah 11:6,9
The wolf shall live with the lamb,
the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
and a little child shall lead them...
They will not hurt or destroy
on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.


This kind of kingdom just seems like an impossible dream in today's world. But this is the season of miracles. Of believing in the impossible.
If we can promote the notion of Santa Claus, why can't we believe in the notion of God's peacable kingdom?
Many have found their own way to make Advent hope and dreams come to fruition - there are encouraging stories of folk using the season to perform miracles of love for one another, to make dreams come true. Peace will come in the same way, when we all bring moments of peace into homes, neighbourhoods and communities.
One of my favourite seasonal films is Polar Express - and these lyrics from its soundtrack:

Children, sleeping.
Snow is softly falling.
Dreams are calling,
Like bells in the distance.
We were dreamers,
Not so long ago.
But one by one, we
All had to grow up.

When it seems the magic slipped away...
We find it all again on Christmas Day.

Believe in what your heart is saying,
Hear the melody that's playing.
There's no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
Give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have everything you need, if you just believe.

Trains move quickly
To their journey's end.
Destinations...
Are where we begin again.
Ships go sailing,
Far across the sea.
Trusting starlight,
To get where they need to be.

When it seems that we have lost our way...
We find ourselves again on Christmas Day.

Believe in what your heart is saying,
Hear the melody that's playing
There's no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
And give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have everything you need, if you just Believe.

If you just believe.
If you just believe.
If you just believe...just believe...just believe.



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