The people of Israel were struggling. They had been taken captive by the Babylonians and forced to live in a country far from home. What could the prophet Isaiah give these weary persons to aid them?

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Isaiah gave them a prophecy of hope. It was a message from God related In the book of (Isaiah 50:4) to the promised Messiah.The Savior Himself described the comfort and consolation He would one day bring.

These were words of dual comfort, both to the people in exile and to future generations whose lives would be touched by Jesus' compassion. In the Gospels we see how Christ fulfilled the prophecy with "a word in season to him who is weary." To the crowds who followed Him, Christ proclaimed: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).


Jesus left us an example of how to minister to people who have grown weary. Do you know someone who needs a timely word of encouragement or the listening ear of a concerned friend? A word of comfort to the weary can go a long way. Compassion is needed to heal the hurts of others.

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