When our boys were in the second and third grade, we were riding bikes together. As we were zooming down this big hill, I had this vision that my youngest son got going so fast that he literally flew over the handlebars of the bike and crashed. As I had this vision, I turned back to see if they were OK, and as soon as I did, my vision came to life. It happened right before my eyes. My vision of my son crashing on his bike was fulfilled in horror.
In Isaiah 40:1-11, the prophet has a vision that someone will cry out in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord.” While it didn’t happen momentarily as my vision did, it was a prophecy of what was to come! It is because of the prophecy in the Old Testament that we can know and believe that Jesus is the Messiah. It was told to us before it ever happened. Therefore, Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecy!
The prophet proclaims: Do not fear…Here is your God…he will feed his flock like a shepherd…and the Lord God comes with might…and the glory of God shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together!”
What a glorious future we have in our Lord Jesus!