Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
The book of Isaiah is filled with good news. It has more prophecies about the coming of Jesus Christ than any other of the prophets.
Isaiah had a dramatic encounter with God. He saw the Lord seated on His throne in all His holiness. Consequently, he saw his own sin. But God took a coal from the altar in heaven and touched his lips and cleansed him. Isaiah then answered God's call to take His word to His people. But when he did, God told him that they wouldn't listen. How about that? But Isaiah was faithful to God's call regardless of the response of the people. He told that the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (7:14). For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (9:6). He spoke of how a shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him. . . (11:1, 2). He told of a highway. . . the Way of Holiness (35:8), strength for those who wait on the Lord--They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (40:31), the presence of the Lord dispelling all fear--"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze (43:1, 2), and the salvation held out by a suffering Savior (53). He speaks of Israel's stubborn rebellion, their deafness and their blindness, and yet he holds out hope--Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other (45:22). Isaiah foretells of the light of the glory of God shining in the darkness (60:1-3). His words have come to pass. In him [the Word] was life, and that life was the light of men. . . The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:4, 14).
They may not have listened to Isaiah then, but many listen to him now. And we say of Isaiah, from his own words (52:7), How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" May all the earth hear the good news!