RE Verse reading–Isaiah 10:5-27, 11:1-10 (day four) “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse” (11:1) It is a characteristic strength of Isaiah’s life. In moments of despair he saw the Lord and found hope. In happened in Isaiah 6 (last week’s Re verse reading). It happens again in Isaiah 11. In chapter 6, Isaiah sees God the Father, God on the throne of Heaven. In chapter 11, he sees God the Son, coming at some point in the future. Isaiah calls Him ” a shoot out of a stump”–a beautiful word picture of Christ’s life rising up out of the spiritual deadness of Israel. In Hebrews 12, the Bible tells us that we are to ” run with perseverance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus” (12:1-2) Friends, do you see the Lord today? When, like Peter, we can look through the waves and see the Lord, the pressures and their powers fade away. May the Lord teach this lesson to every weary heart.