Last Sunday, before the preacher took to the pulpit, we sung the aptly titled and well-loved song/prayer by Keith Getty "Speak, O Lord"
The final verse of this song, closes with these words
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.
Isn't that such a wonderful and hope-filled prayer?
Think about it... If we are to take these words at face value, we are asking the Lord of the harvest to keep building His Church, as the gospel is preached, until the whole earth is filled with multitudes upon multitudes turned to Christ in faith and creation ordered in a manner befitting our Lord, our Rock, our Redeemer. Stirring stuff!
I don't know if this is what Keith Getty intended but if it is, Prophet Isaiah would agree.