My thoughts draw me overall to the book of Isaiah this week, and for sake of not being too long I’ll just focus in on one verse and challenge you as you continue reading through the book of Isaiah. I want to bring us to Isaiah 7:14. This verse reads, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” This verse should almost automatically bring your mind to the birth of Jesus. Isaiah here is prophesying of the coming birth of Jesus, and gives us a glimpse of who Jesus will be. Jesus is Immanuel, or God with us.
Growing up in the church I have read the verses in Isaiah and the other prophets about Jesus, and at times I think we can get almost numb to these things and not find them as astounding as they actually are. As you continue reading through Isaiah and the other prophets, remember they were written many years before Jesus was born. It should bring us awe and wonder when we read through passages written hundreds of years before the time of Christ that depict his birth, ministry, death and resurrection. So my challenge to you is to take your time when reading and marvel at prophetic words about Christ, and rest in your salvation.
Thanks for reading,