Second Day of Advent

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

In the last days the mountain of the LORD’S temple will be established as chief among the mountains;

it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.

Many peoples will come and say,

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob.

He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.”

The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples.

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.

Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 2:1-5

NIV

Are we there yet?

How many times have we heard that question from travelers impatient to reach their destination?

Isaiah speaks of “In the last days” and many today are asking, “Are we there yet?”

How close are we to those last days?

I don’t know.

I do know that we are closer today than we have ever been.

But the day Isaiah talks about has not yet come for sin abounds.

Isaiah calls to us – Let us walk in the light of the LORD!

Keep looking up for you know not when the LORD will return.

Let us be found faithful.

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