What good can come from an old tree stump? Well, according to Isaiah 11:10, a vision of peace can come from weatherbeaten places and weary people.
Quaker minister Edward Hicks used the text of Isaiah 11:10 as inspiration for a series of “Peacable Kingdom” paintings. See https://www.reynoldahouse.org/collections/object/peaceable-kingdom-of-the-branch for an example.
What is Jesus’ vision for a peaceable kingdom today? And, are we looking for it? The vision may come from an old stump or other unlikely places.