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Paved road leading to sunshine/light

The prophet Isaiah, having witnessed the destruction of his homeland, ancient Israel, famously offered the world a compelling vision of peace:

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up Sword against nation; They shall never again know war….

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together, And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. -- Isaiah 2:4, 11:6,7)

Isaiah continually seeks to remind his beleaguered people not to lose faith. The mission statement of the Jewish people to be a “light to the nations...

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