In the 8th chapter of the book bearing his name Isaiah writes , “I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion” (Isaiah 8:17-18 ESV). We can never underestimate the impact of our present faithfulness—especially as we remain faithful in the ordinary, the mundane, and especially in seasons of suffering and uncertainty. Isaiah remained faithful to the Lord and his calling and impacted his family (vs. 18) and the nation of Israel (especially the remnant that would return after the exile). Ultimately the reverberations of his life are heard and felt throughout the NT and especially in Hebrews 2:13 where we are told that this very passage spoke not only of Isaiah’s life and family, but also of the life of Jesus and His Church.