Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares by Yevgeny Vuchetich, 1959.

Swords to ploughshares 


And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Micah 4:3)
Comment: Our reading tonight was Micah 3-7. We've been to the UN sculpture garden where this statue is displayed. In 1959, a bronze statue promoting the slogan "Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares" was donated by the Soviet Union to the United Nations. It was sculpted by Evgeniy Vuchetich to represent the human wish to end all wars by converting the weapons of death and destruction into peaceful and productive tools that are more beneficial to mankind. This hoped for peace will not occur until Christ comes.

1 comment:

  1. Lots to contemplate whenever I see Soviet art like Yuketich's. What was going through his mind, as he had to at least have outward obeisance to Communism to keep his job? I remember thinking the same thing when seeing a statue of Christ leaping from the Cross by the ruins of a church in East Berlin.


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