Today's reading from Isaiah, in prophecy, Jesus calls attention to himself: "To whom could you liken me and who could be my equal?" he says.
Later Isaiah says that God is an everlasting God who made all things. And finally he says that those who hope in the Lord renew their strength.
These readings from Isaiah are full of the mystery and promise of a God who saves, a God who intervenes directly in our lives and who protects and strengthens us.
I often wonder if when Jesus met the disciples on the road to Emmaus, were these the sort of prophesies from the Old Testament that he mentioned.