THE STORY OF JESUS: Isaiah 60-63
“Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” (Isaiah 60:3)
To get these words, we have to recall the context in which they were spoken.
Israel was a mess, of the 12 tribes only ‘the Jews’ (Judah) remained.
The glory days of the past were a dream, God’s promise to David seemed lost.
Yet Isaiah dreams of a day when God will set everything straight for His people.
Oppression, violence, abuse, enslavement, injustice, crime will all be ended.
God’s people will shine like a bright light, and others will be drawn to them.
The day is coming when everyone will want to be a part of God’s family.
Everyone will desire His kingdom of love, joy, peace, etc.
Right now that seems a dream too, people are not eagerly coming to church.
Maybe in part because the church does not seem to be shining too brightly.
But when Jesus followers shine with the love of Jesus, people are drawn in.
God still promises a day when people will see the light, and come to it.
In order to see this dream come true, we need to start living the dream.
As we shine with love, joy, peace, etc, Jesus is attracting people to God!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see that I can help or hinder making your kingdom attractive to others. Let there be love, joy and peace on earth, and let it begin with me!