Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be discouraged
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
Thus says God, the LORD,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness;
I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
by: Paula Davis.
Jesus. The people to whom Isaiah spoke did not know His name, and yet the promise of Him brought hope to people who lived in uncertain and discouraging times. Today, we know the name of Jesus. We know the miracles Jesus did and the love He brought to the earth. Yet sometimes we forget His power to open our eyes to see the way ahead when we are lost, and to bring us out of prisons where we find ourselves locked in discouragement, fear, or even sin. Jesus is our gift from God, to bring light to our darkness. He is the hope of justice to our world.'