Oct 15

trumpets
Good morning!
Text:  Jeremiah 50-52; Isaiah 27
Isaiah 27 brings more beautiful imagery of the time to come when the Lord will bring all things together into a new reality – the great Kingdom ever after.  Verse 13 caught my attention:

And in that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship theLord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

Two things – first, the image of a great trumpet.  Indeed, in the New Testament accounts of the return of Jesus and the ushering in of the great Kingdom events are heralded by a great trumpet blast.  Second, the Old Testament history of the Jews tells us that the ones “lost in the land of Assyria” and “driven out to the land of Egypt” have been swept from human history.  And yet, on that last day, they are brought back to life and to worship in the great throng on the holy mountain.  When we think of the glory to come, there will be those long lost (who might even include you and me) whom the Lord will never forget.  They will be rejoicing, restored and returned.  Wow!
in Him,  Mike