Seeing and Believing
Isaiah 50-52; Psalms 92; 2 Peter 1
“The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God…so he will sprinkle many nations and kings will shut their mouths because of him…Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Isaiah 52:10, 15; 53:1
God’s revelation of his salvation plan for the nations came in a way no one expected. When God lays bare his holy arm, we all expect a repeat of the exodus from Egypt – amazing miracles and dramatic demonstrations of power, fire, and smoke. But God’s salvation plan for men and women everywhere was to send his Son in the form of frail humanity. Jesus came to “sprinkle many nations” with his atoning blood. The holy arm of God was revealed in a suffering servant who took our sins upon himself and died in our place as our atoning sacrifice.
If we are to proclaim this salvation message to the nations so they actually see it, can we look any different?
God’s servants must look like the one they are representing, or his message will not be believable. It’s in laying down our lives each day that God’s holy arm and his message of salvation will be seen and believed.
“Lord Jesus, I offer you my life again today, for your glory – for your mission, that the nations might see and believe.”