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And a Child Will Lead Them…

(A version of this blog post was distributed as the Climate Caretakers Weekly Prayer Newsletter of March 12, 2019)

Climate Action Signs of Hope & Opportunities for Prayer in a New Generation; part 2

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. Isaiah 11:6 NIV

by Kermit Hovey

I have been struck by additional recent developments. Youth of the world now organize to call those supposedly in-charge adults to take long overdue action against climate change. One In particular, the Global Youth Climate Strike, happens this Friday, March 15. Swedish 9th Grader Greta Thunberg boldly, plainly and forthrightly expressed that sentiment at the 2018 United Nations climate conference in Poland. Greta has since inspired the upcoming strike and plans for additional actions.

15 year old activist Greta Thunberg speaks truth to power at the UN COP24 climate talks.

These developments stirred to my mind Isaiah 11:6, in particular the closing clause, “…and a little child will lead them.” There are certainly Continue reading