Isaiah 65:25. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent-- its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.
It is easy for me to quickly identify the wolves, the lions, and the serpents I’ve encountered through my life. Perhaps, at times I have been one of these metaphoric characters. I see God’s word of hope in this verse that on His holy mountain these aggressors will be calm and at peace. All will find peace and love.
While the holy mountain in this verse is believed to reference Jerusalem, for me, the holy mountain is reflective of heaven. Heaven is total love. Whether one sees heaven as living into God’s kingdom in our current life or sees the holy mountain as heaven, an eternal existence past death, this message from God brings peace, hope and love. That is what sustains me as a child of God.