I can’t help but think of this hymn when I read the beginning words of this chapter. Actually, this is not the hymn, but I keep finding this one when I google the one that I want.
This is actually the one that I want.
The words that go to it correspond to Isaiah 60:1. It is a song that is pretty much focused on the justice that the Lord will be bringing when he comes back again to take us. This chapter is a chapter that focuses on the Lord coming back again, but that when he does it will be one of judgment that we do not expect.
The prophet predicts a day that will come where all the nations will come our way in order to worship the true King. At that day the Lord will be the everlasting light. I find it amusing that God says: “In its time I will accomplish it quickly.” I don’t think I can remember a time when I felt as if God had done it quickly, but I’m sure there is a time when that was true.