The Message – #4
Happy Resurrection Sunday!!! As we celebrate all that Christ did through His death and resurrection, it seems fitting that we are studying Isaiah chapter 4 today. It’s a tiny little chapter, but there’s so much in there, I am copying all 6 verses here:
For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!” In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy-everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
Isaiah 4:1-6 NASB
As you start to read this, it may seem that the first verse is a little out of place. However, what you realize is that the people have reached such a point where they truly have nothing else. They have no hope. They have no ability to save themselves. They are looking to anyone who can save them. And that’s where Jesus Christ comes in. The branch of David. He comes and provides safety and shelter and security and salvation to everyone who will believe in him. He will be beautiful and glorious and he will take away the reproach of those in Zion. He is the hope and the security and the glory of everyone who believes in him. Such incredibly fitting verses for a Resurrection Sunday where we truly worship the risen Savior Jesus Christ, the Lord over all.
Are we celebrating the risen Savior Jesus Christ in all of his holiness and glory today? Do we recognize that without him we would be groveling in the street with nothing? He is the only one who brings salvation and he is the only one who brings purpose and worth to us. I pray that all nations will hear of him and come to understand what he desires to do in their lives on this great an amazing day!