On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said: "Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!" (Isaiah 25:6-9)The image of the web of death that is woven over all the nations, from the funeral liturgy, is a haunting one. This is precisely how I feel much of the time when I think of the culture of death in which we often find ourselves immersed. I look forward to the day when the web of abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment is lifted from our land and we can celebrate with "a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines."
Thursday, December 12, 2002
The web that is woven over all the nations
Posted by Robert Gotcher at Thursday, December 12, 2002