Today is a scripture portion that holds some of my most favorite words of the Bible.
…to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
â€œHere is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
In his name the nations will put their hope.â€
Isaiah was a prophet who was entrusted with some of the greatest insights into Christ. He saw His glory, but even more, he saw the suffering. In this scripture passage we are given so much.
We see the salvation that is given to the world, “In his name the nations will put their hope“.
The nations may hope in the Lord Jesus for justice, for victory over the real enemies: sin and death.
The part that was always my favorite is this passage,
“A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,”
This is how gentle God is with us. We may be useless reeds, Just a short lived, marred stem growing amongst many, but he is not ready to give up on us, or break us off. Our lights may be just about ready to go out, but he won’t be the one to end it. As long as there is just a little of the possibility of the fire left, he will blow with the wind of hisÂ spirit,ever so gently, to revive it to glow once again.
That is what Messiah is like, that is what the Savior does.
And that is why we may hope in Him.
A good carol to sing may be “Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night”