This is the second servant song from Isaiah which gives us a glimpse of God’s purpose from the beginning to the end. God’s message is salvation for all people, which is made possible through his servant, Jesus. As Paul wrote in the first chapter of his letter in Colossians, “We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”
Here is the song of the servant, the Messiah.
Coastlands, listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention. (for all people)
The Lord called me before I was born. (Jesus was with God from the beginning)
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb. (virgin Mary)
He made my words like a sharp sword;
He hid me in the shadow of His hand. (not to be revealed until the right time)
He made me like a sharpened arrow;
He hid me in His quiver.
He said to me, “You are My Servant, Israel;
I will be glorified in him.” (Jesus will come through Israel)
But I myself said: I have labored in vain, (Jesus will suffer)
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility; (Jesus will be rejected by some)
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.
And now, says the Lord,
who formed me from the womb to be His Servant,
to bring Jacob back to Him (God’s purpose is to restore His people to Him)
so that Israel might be gathered to Him;
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is my strength—
“It is not enough for you to be My Servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob (in the Tribulation, the 12 tribes will be witnesses)
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,
to be My salvation to the ends of the earth.” (through Jesus, salvation is for all)
I pray that you will seek the God of Israel, the God of salvation, the One who shows us the truth, and brings true comfort and love to the world. Christmas is the season that reminds the whole world to love.
* Merry Christmas *