"But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in former days, says the Lord of hosts. For there shall be a sowing of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, the ground shall give its produce, and the skies shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things." Zechariah 8:11,12 (NRSV)
There is always a remnant.
Even now, as the Christian Churches of the West decline, there is still a remnant, small as it is.
Let us hope that there will be a sowing of peace and that the dove will be seen once again in the earth.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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