Isaiah 40


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The chapter Isaiah 40 begins with the words “Comfort, comfort my people” a prophecy of comfort and renewal, which is inscribed continuously in micro calligraphy by Ellen Miller Braun using gematria. Verses 1-30 of Isaiah 40 are written thirteen times, equaling the Hebrew word for love-ahava. This love for Israel creates the bold sky, soaring cliffs, and tree-covered valley. The number, thirteen, becomes very spiritual and reflects G-d’s love for his chosen people: “…Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the L-rd shall be revealed….” Showing us how strong G-d’s love for us is by granting miracles both hidden and revealed.

Verse 31 of Isaiah 40 is written 208 times, filling the eagle with glorious strength from wing tip to wing tip. We again see the emphasis placed on G-d’s love because the number 208 is divisible by 13. What makes this equation even more powerful is the fact that there is a remainder of 3, which means “strength.” Spelled in Hebrew this turns into the 3 letter word “Amen,”a confirmation of the fact that this prophecy shall come to fruition! Amen! .“…but they that wait upon the L-rd shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint.” The outstretched wings serve as a canopy enveloping the Jewish people in love and strength. G-d will gather “the lamb with His arm, and carry them in His bosom…” “Behold, the L-rd G-d will come with might, and his arm shall rule for him.”