This Sunday begins the Advent season. May our hearts be awakened to the ways of God and our hope in Him be renewed. Isaiah 2:1-5 stretches our imagination beyond our cynical and pessimistic mindset. This passage is a ray of light in what is otherwise a bleak and dire picture for the nation of Israel. They are facing judgment at the hands of Assyria. Yet it is a sign that God does not abandon His people. Neither will He desert us and our world today.