A Week With Isaiah: Good News!
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end.
Isaiah 9:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT)
Isaiah was a prophet used by God to convey a lot of information. Although he may have had difficulty gaining the attention of those in his time, we who know Jesus Christ can attest to the truth of his prophecies now. Long before God's plan was revealed and made manifest in the birth of Jesus, He spoke His Word to Isaiah that He was sending the world its Savior. Isaiah raised his hand to the task of being the one to go and tell the world.
Our belief or unbelief in God's Word is of no consequence to what He plans for our future. We are simply blessed to be told so that we will know. Those who know and believe are also blessed to be able to lovingly share this knowledge with those who don't know through lives that reflect a walk with Christ. As with Isaiah, opposition will be encountered, but that's God's business. It was also His business to make a way to reveal His Good News to everyone in the first place and in this instance, He chose Isaiah. As God calls out to believers today searching for willing hearts to share His truth with everyone, let us answer: "Here I am. Send me."
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
He said, “Go and tell this people: . . .” Isaiah 6:8-9 NIV