In the last days
the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established
as chief among the mountains;
it will be raised above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths."
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
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. (Isaiah 2:2-4)
As believers we look forward to a time, yet future, when there will be no more war; when fathers and mothers, husbands or wives, daughters and sons will no more mourn loved ones lost on the world's battlefields. But for now, let us remember those who have served, and serve still, performing their service in places and ways in which many, myself included, could never imagine ourselves.