“He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire. “ ( Psalm 46:9 )
Part of verse 9 from The Message says God “Bans war from pole to pole.” Can you imagine it all. No wars in Ireland or Pakistan. True shalom in the Middle East. No conflict of military action in Iran, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Harmony in Serbia, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, and all the other countries emerged from behind Soviet Russia. No violence on the African continent. Brother/sisterhood spanning South America. Authentic smooth sailing in and amongst the tropical islands. Peace in the far east among the nations of China and Japan, all the nations that surround it. And here in the United States the Pentagon hangs a “Gone out of business” sign on the door. It would be a miracle!
We do not think about all the places where tranquility is not a day in and day out routine. And let us not get started on the small conflicts that too often erupt between neighbors and fill the newspapers of the local and regional sections.
And if the truth be told, God has banned all wars. Not every one has listened and got the message.
May you gentle reader do everything in your power to work for and bring about peace, where ever you are. Selah!