and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:3)
As I read this passage from Isaiah, my thoughts go to the words our Lord spoke (I suspect with great sorrow) in Matthew 23:37:
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! (Matthew 23:37)
We know from scripture that it is the Lord’s desire that all should come, yet the people still reject Him. Just as Isaiah prophesied, Jesus came to teach and to lead and to save, yet so many continue to say “no”. I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t have at least one loved one – family member, friend, co-worker, who are not willing, and so we pray.
Our world is in a mess and we cry “come quickly Lord”, but for the sake of those who are perishing, He waits. As we enter the week-end and prepare ourselves for corporate worship, I invite you to join with me in prayer for revival.
“Father, by Your Holy Spirit, bring revival to the hearts of Your children. Bring Your salvation to the world. Bring those who are in darkness to the foot of the cross. Bring the nations to the Holy Mountain of the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen”