“Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him when he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many. For the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song or instrument of praise.” Isaiah 51:2-3 ->me: As a follower of Jesus, God asks me to look back at what He has accomplished in fulfilling His promise to Abraham in making one into many. Interesting how Isaiah does not focus on the miracle of birth from barrenness in Sarah (or old age in Abraham) but on the fulfillment of the promise of a great and mighty nation. Because I see what the Lord has done in this, I can trust that He will comfort me in trial – He will make even the most foreboding circumstances a place of joy and gladness.