Last night I was reading one of my finds, The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey. This quote jumped off the page: “With yesterday’s miracle still digesting in their bellies, they asked for yet another miraculous sign. They were addicted.”
Isaiah 53 is the beautiful prophecy of our Savior and what He has done and continues to do for us. The people in the prophet Isaiah’s day were longing for a savior to bring relief from the struggles and distress of their lives… Today, this prophecy has been fulfilled through Jesus, but some of us are still looking for relief from struggle and strife. Do we understand what kind of a Savior God sent?
The disciples said “…’Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?’” Luke 24:32 (NASB)
We’ve all heard the phrase “hindsight is 20/20”. As a voice for God, the prophet Isaiah (often referred to as the greatest prophet of all time) tells us in chapter 53 of the coming of a servant of God and a Savior for all who believe.
Many years ago, I had a precious conversation with a friend’s daughter that touches me to this very day. This sweet little girl, probably no more than five years old, greeted me in her driveway to ask if I would like to buy one of her homemade crafts. When I asked how much it cost, sheContinue reading “Buy it Free”
“He shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11 I read in Isaiah 53 that I am “accounted righteous” because Jesus took my sin. “Out of the anguish of His soul He shall see and be satisfied; by His knowledge shall the Righteous One, My Servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and He shall bear theirContinue reading “You Put My Sins Behind Your Back”
“For you know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich.” II Corinthians 8:9, ESV When I read this verse, I can’t help but think about Father William Wilson, the founder of Amistad Mission inContinue reading “The Shepherd Becomes the Lamb”
Then I heard a quiet whisper in my heart, “Meet Me in Isaiah.” Throughout the books of the Old Testament, God promised to send a messiah to rescue His people from oppression. A clear description of this messiah and His suffering and rejection, is found in the book of Isaiah, written around 700 years beforeContinue reading “Meet Me”