Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or raise his voice in public. He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged. He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction. Isaiah 42:1-4
In this passage I see the portrait of Jesus being painted with the colors of meekness. The God-man has the power to bring justice to the ends of the earth, to instruct nations, to right impossible wrongs. And He does so, under His Father’s direction. He is a servant, one who obeys wholeheartedly and sacrificially. One who does the Lord’s will, no more, no less. He doesn’t use His power to abuse, to steal, to dominate, to intimidate, to crush. He uses His power to lift up, to protect, to encourage, to proclaim truth, to restore.
Thank You, Jesus, that You are a God of compassion. That Your love for us, for me, is so multi-faceted and rich. Your love is extravagant. You have consistently lifted me up out of darkness and pain, protected me in the storms, and strengthened me to be Your servant.