Guardian for International Peace and Security

UN Photo by Manuel Elias

Traditionally, the symbol for peace has been a white dove. Governments have been known to demonstrate their regard for peace by releasing quantities of white doves.

The United Nations has a new symbol for peace. A gift from Mexico, it is called the Guardian for International Peace and Security. It sat before the United Nations building in New York City but has recently been removed, possible because of the image that it projects.

The inference of this statue is that peace must be guarded, not by law and the moral actions of man, but by the force and power of some supernatural creature.

Many of you are probably reminded of the creatures seen by the Prophet Daniel in a dream recorded in Daniel 7:2-12. This statue has the head of a lion, the body of a leopard, the feet of a bear and the wings of a fowl. Danielís dream also concludes with the judgment of the Lord.

How blessed we are to live in such interesting times!