In the lead up to Christmas, it’s good to pause and linger on some of words that were part of the prophetic proclamations of Isaiah. Along with the Messianic promises, God paints a vivid image of His character through the pen of the prophet.
“Remember the former things, those of long ago,
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me.”
(The gods of this world are dead. The belief systems of this world are powerless, but our God is unmatched and indescribable…)
“I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.”
(From the start, He saw both ends of time. His ways are unpredictable and beyond our limits…)
“From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.” – Isaiah 46:9-11 NIV
(His word is sure, His heart is true, His hand is steady, and His way is best!)