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Divine Ascent

Isaiah 2:2-2

“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it.”

As soon as I encounter this towering imagery of a mountain ‘lifted up above the hills’ where ‘all nations flow,’ I immediately think back to Christ’s Parable of the Mustard Seed in Mark 4:30-32. There, our Lord describes Heaven—Himself—as a mustard seed, that starts out as the tiniest of all garden seeds—trampled underfoot, overlooked by men—until it eventually grows into the largest tree for the provision of many. What powerful metaphors for our walk of faith, Christian. The Kingdom may not be towering like a red wood or Mount Everest just yet, but it’s rising beneath the surface. It’s the peace that passes understanding in our hearts as we pray, the joy that fills our singing and communion with other believers as we meet, and the hope that carries us through the toils of earthly life.

Christ will be recognized as the highest and most glorious on that latter day, friend, but may He be recognized as highest and most glorious in us on this present one.