As you read today’s first reading from Isaiah 30, I hope your mind is immediately drawn to Jesus. We see these prophesies so perfectly fulfilled in Jesus. More on that in a moment. In the Gospel reading today, we see Jesus sending out the Twelve, with authority. He tells them, “Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”
Today’s prophesies of the Messiah in Isaiah 30 are striking. Listen to these, and see if they don’t perfectly apply to Jesus. “He will be gracious to you when you cry out…The Lord will give you the bread you need…no longer will your Teacher hide himself, but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher.” Gracious; hearing when we cry out; giving us the bread we need; being our Teacher. Notice that teacher is spelled with a capital “T.”
There’s an old axiom that says when the student is ready, the teacher will come. You’ve probably seen that play out in your life numerous times. I know I have. At just the right time someone will come along with a lesson to teach me. In the case of humanity, the students were ready. And so God sent the Teacher. He’s still around. Are you ready to be His student?
Father, we thank you for sending Jesus to teach us about you. May we be willing to learn at His feet more and more each day. Amen.