In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them. And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them. And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”
by: Paula Davis.
Imagine a worship service where people were not focused on styles and traditions but only on God. This was the scene described by Isaiah. Together the worshipers called out to God in repentance and praised Him with singing. God met them there in a foreign land because they were not caught up in how they should act. God healed them and heard their supplications. I know I can learn much from the Egyptians and the Assyrians as depicted in this oracle. Though they had been two of the worst enemies of God’s people, they would one day worship together, by setting aside their differences and focusing on God alone.