The kings of Abraham’s descendants continued to disobey God and led the people to disobey God, yet God continued to send spokesmen to reveal himself to his people. One of these spokesmen was named Isaiah. This is the message of hope that Isaiah brought to the people. A Savior would come to free them, in more ways than one.
God’s promised Savior will grow up in his presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry ground. There will be nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance. We will turn our backs on him and look the other way. He will be despised, and we won’t care.
We will think his troubles are a punishment from God for his own sins! But he will be crushed for our sins. He will be beaten that we might have peace. He will be whipped, and we will be healed!
All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s path to follow our own. Yet God will lay on him the guilt and sins of us all.
He will be treated harshly, yet never say a word. He will be led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he will not open his mouth.
After his suffering he will see life again, and he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, the Promised Savior will make it possible for many to be counted as having right relationship with God, for he will bear all their sins.
I [God] will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death…
That is the message that Isaiah gave to the people, and from that time on the people waited expectantly for the Promised Savior to come.
Drawing Elements: Savior/Jesus (cross), Sin (fruit), Peace, Whip, Path, Resurrection
The cross is drawn inside the peace symbol, representing promised peace through the Savior. Sin is shown on top of the peace sign because God put all the people’s sins on the Savior.