Isaiah 40:1-11; 28-31
In a similar vein of thought, Isaiah is directed to speak a word of hope, a promise of deliverance:
- in the wilderness;
- in the desert;
- in the valley;
- through the mountains;
- on uneven ground; and
- in the rough places.
A highway - a broad and smooth, a fast moving, even pathway is to be made for our God. We are to prepare...
Isaiah makes it clear that even though we are but grass or the flowers of the field which, as the breath of the Lord blows on us, will wither and fade, the Word, the very Breath of God, will endure forever. The Lord is the everlasting God who neither faints nor grows weary. And -
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait on the Lord!