Daily Devotion on Isaiah 35:4-7
Text: Isaiah 35:4-7
It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. How could this happen? There had been plenty of miracles in the Old Testament, but these were very extraordinary personal miracles being promised!
The blind seeing? The deaf hearing? The lame walking? How could these things be? And, when would these things be?
The gospel for this coming Sunday gives example of exact fulfillment of this prophecy. There we see Jesus healing a man who had been deaf and mute. In many other words of Scripture we see Jesus doing similar miracles. Jesus was the one promised through Isaiah!
So we are reminded that God has the power to “come and save you,” as Isaiah says today. Surely God has the power to save us from our pains and problems, our diseases and disasters. But most importantly, this power of Christ to heal reminds us of his greater power–the power to take away sin.
As we hear these words of Isaiah today, we can give thanks that our God has come to save us! Jesus came to die for all of our sin and save us for all eternity. Now, we can look forward to heaven where there will never be any deaf ears, mute tongues, or lame legs. Only perfection and joy await for God’s redeemed people!
Thus, as Isaiah says, “Be strong. Do not fear!”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, as true God you have all power to help me in my every trouble, problem, pain, and sickness. I ask that you be with me to heal and help according to your will. But in your power as true God you have also forgiven all my sin. Continue to wash me in your blood and guide me safely to my place of perfection with you in heaven. I pray in your name. Amen.
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