“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,Matthew 12:18-21
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”
Earlier this week I heard someone refer to the state of the world who responded that there is only one hope and that hope is not found in any politician or political party. There is only one.
In the passage above, Matthew draws from Isaiah’s prophecy of Christ’s ministry. We have hope for today and we have hope for the future if it is based on Christ’s work.
Why do we sometimes feel hopeless? Consider this quote from C.S. Lewis –