No More Sword and Shield!
From CS Lewis’ “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”—as a little one was about to cross over to Aslan’s undisputed Kingdom, forever:
“This,” said Reepicheep, “is where I go on.” They did not even try to stop him…They helped him lower his little coracle (boat). Then he took off his sword (“I shall need it no more,” he said) and flung it far away across the lilied sea. Where it fell it stood upright with the hilt above the surface.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
OHHHHHHHHH!!! Won’t THAT be the DAY when we will no longer need to take up His Sword and His Shield, since all will be Right and Righteous; no training for War ever again in that Realm that is fully Him!!
Wow. What a breathtaking, freeing Thought.
All who truly Stand for Him in this present dying age…are LONGING for the moment that the Sword can be flung into the Lilied Sea, when all of His “mouth” enemies are made His footstool. Maranatha.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.