Updated: Mar 31, 2022
Look unto me and be saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22
You are the Light, Jesus. May I look to You in the light of Your glory and grace and be filled with the joy and peace that surpasses all understanding. For those who do not yet know You Jesus, please give me the opportunities, the patience, the timing, the words, and the grace to speak light into the lives of those who desperately need You.
Lord, I’d like to thank You for this simple verse in the book of Isaiah, for it is the very gospel in a nutshell. And may You give grace to those who need to receive these dozen words that could save their souls:
Look unto me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. Isaiah 45:22
The power of this text is in the simplicity of it. For it says, “Look.” Does looking take a lot of effort? No, it doesn’t. Is lifting your eyes hard to do? No, it isn’t. Looking is not like taking a step or even lifting a finger. It is just, “Look.” One does not have to go to school and earn a degree to learn how to look. It’s something we all know how to do by nature, and it’s effortless. However, it is a choice we all make in this short life - to look or not to look. And what we choose makes all the difference in the world – where we spend eternity.
Many of us still choose to look inwards, to ourselves. But what good is it to look there? None of us will ever find any peace, joy, or comfort when we look to ourselves for answers. If self is the problem, self cannot also be the answer. It’s only logical. The answer must be outside of ourselves; bigger than ourselves, because the only thing we find within ourselves is darkness and despair. What we all need is the light. And there is only One who is the Light. This is why the Lord Jesus Christ says to us simply, “Look to me.” For He is the Light, and He is all that we need. And when we have Jesus, what more could we want? The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want (Psalm 23:1).
Lord, however you created me, however you’ve shaped me, however you want to use me, however you want to speak through me, however your power rests upon me and is made perfect through my weaknesses...Lord, send me! Send me to tell others about the light in You, Jesus, for I know Your grace will be with me and will protect me. Lord, I ask You for Your loving mercy. May others look to You by Your grace and be saved.
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
All glory belongs to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
The greatest act of mercy that God performs is giving the gift of faith.” —R.C. Sproul
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light. John 12:36
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10