Scripture reading: Rev. 5:1-14
Opening text: Is. 11:1-10
Additional reading: Matt. 2:23; Gen. 1:29-31; Rom. 5:12;
I Cor. 15:24-26; Rom. 8:18-25
It is a challenge for us to imagine the most vicious of predators lying docile munching on a variety of plants, yet such was life prior to the fall of mankind. Sin's devastating effects not only impacted humanity, but all of God's creation here on earth. It is with anticipation that we look forward to "Zion's Hope" when the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, restores perfect order in God's kingdom!