FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob
And He who formed you, O Israel:
" Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;You are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
3 For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour;
I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
4 Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honoured,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you; ….
Isaiah was called “The prophetical Evangelist,” and his book “The Gospel of Isaiah,” or the “Fifth Gospel.” Whoever reads it
would see it as one of the New Testament books, and its author as an eyewitness to the life of Lord Christ and His redemptive work, especially the “cross;” he would see a lively portrait of redemption, and its deep divine mysteries. ….
FR. TADROS Y MALATY