In the bookof Isaiah in chapter 53 and in verse 1 we read this;
Isaiah53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of theLORD revealed?
The word that jumped out at me wasthe word “report.” Here is what it means.
Report an account or statement describing in detail an event,situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation,inquiry, etc.:
Isaiah wasasking a question; has anyone believed our report? This was an importantquestion for we read about it two times in the New Testament.
Joh12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled,which he spake, Lord, who hathbelieved our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord beenrevealed?
Rom10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith,Lord, who hath believed our report?
What wasthis account that is described in detail, an event?
Isa53:2 For heshall grow up before him as a tenderplant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; andwhen we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isa53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man ofsorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; hewas despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isa53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carriedour sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa53:5 But he waswounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: thechastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isa53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every oneto his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Could it be that Isaiah was talkingabout the Lord Jesus Christ? How He would grow up just like a normal person.Then He would be despised and rejected of men, He would carry our sorrows andHe would be chastised for each of us and the reason why; that we all have goneastray and turned to our own way. We just celebrated Easter and I am sure youheard these words sometime during that Easter Sunday “Why seek ye the livingamong the dead, he’s not here but risen.” The question do you believe thereport? To believe is to accept something as true, genuine,or real to put complete trust in. Every day we accept something as true and weput complete trust in it. How many times have you examined a chair to see if itwere capable of holding up your weight before you placed your total weight init? Probably never; I know I haven’t. Do you believe that Jesus died for yoursins? Do you believe that when you asked Him to forgive you of all your sinsthat He did just that? If so then you can say to Isaiah “Yes,I do believe in your report.”