Have wondered why Jesus came to this earth? Why would God send his Son to walk the earth as a man? For what purpose would God’s Son teach, preach, perform miraculous signs, and be crucified? Are you ready for the answer?
There are many skeptics in this world. They do not believe Jesus was the Son of God. They do not believe He really came to be their Savior. They do not believe He fulfilled prophecy. Their skepticism may have infiltrated those who do believe.
We have been told many times over that God has a plan. We have been told his plan has been implemented through Jesus and continues to be executed. But our daily lives rarely exhibit it. Our belief has waned or has not grown as it should through experience with Jesus. We are nearly two-thousand-years removed from Him walking the earth. Our belief is strained.
The book of Isaiah was written approximately seven-hundred-years before Jesus was born to Mary. God gave Isaiah the prophecy that Jesus was not only coming to Israel but to be the Savior of the world. The prophecy states that He would be a light to the Gentiles, non-Jews. It states He would be the salvation of the world.
Jesus came to fulfill that prophecy. Not only did Jesus fulfill the prophecy declared in today’s passage, but He fulfilled more than three-hundred prophecies from the Old Testament. There is no reason to doubt who He is. The odds of someone fulfilling all those prophecies are astronomical. The odds are so large we cannot begin to wrap our minds around it.
I pray we all believe Jesus fulfilled prophecy. I pray we believe He came to be our Savior as part of God’s plan. I pray each one of us put our faith in Jesus, believing with our whole heart. Know that Jesus fulfilled prophecy. Believe Jesus is the Son of God. Believe in Jesus as your Savior. Put your faith in Him.
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”