Isaiah 2:1, 2 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 the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
This is part of the vision Isaiah had concerning what God would do for his people and all people. It brings into perspective the uproar found in John 2:18-21- “They responded to him, ‘What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ They replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ But the temple he had spoken of was his body.” Don’t mess with the temple because the future centers around it! But, surprise, the temple is more than the building in Jerusalem- it is also the body of the Messiah- no one saw that coming. There is a whole lot more going on in the birth of the Christmas baby than good times around the tree. How can you look at Christmas differently this year?