The Call of Isaiah

“What are we to carry away for ourselves from the experience of the great prophet thousands of years ago? …The whole importance of Isaiah’s seeing the Lord high and lifted up is that it is this Almighty God whose word he was now to proclaim to Judah. This was his commissioning as a spokesman, an ambassador for God himself to the people of God. We are the people of God. We, living in the year of our Lord 2019, are the people of God. Isaiah’s Word is that mighty word to us, therefore, and it comes not ultimately from Isaiah, but from Yahweh himself.”