“Behold, God is my salvation [Yeshua]. I will trust and will not be afraid. For Yah Yahweh is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation [Yeshua]. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation [Yeshua]." - Isaiah 12:2-3
Isaiah writes of a future time, "in that day," when the remnant of Israel will sing a salvation song. It will be sung individually (Isaiah 12:1-2) and corporately (Isaiah 12:3-6). The song emphasises thanksgiving, comfort, trust, joy, and proclamation because Yahweh, the Holy One, is great and has done glorious things for Israel. The word salvation (יְשׁוּעָה) can be translated "Yeshua" or "Jesus." In the Messianic age, the remnant of Israel will draw water from the wells of Yeshua.
We learn some wonderful things here: (1) salvation is not just something God does for us--he himself is our salvation; and (2) as believers, we are permitted to draw water forever from the wells of Yeshua. This water is never-ending, satisfying, and life-giving.
"There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High." - Psalm 46:4
"I will lift up the cup of salvation [Yeshua] and call on the name of Yahweh." - Psalm 116:13
"Jesus said to [the Samaritan woman], Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." - John 4:13-14
"On the last day of the feast [of Booths], the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" - John 7:37-38
Father, thank you we get to be with our brothers and sisters on this Sunday morning. Together may we draw water from the wells of Yeshua. Thank you for the comfort and joy you bring to us. Filled with gratitude, may we proclaim your glory to the nations. You are great in our midst, and we praise you today! In Jesus' name, amen.
- Jeff Coleman