An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from our series ‘Isaiah Looks Forward’
Isaiah was a man who lived about 700 years before Jesus.
Isaiah wrote a book.
God helped Isaiah to write his book.
The book was about what God would do in the future.
In his book Isaiah wrote:
A child has been born for our good.
A baby boy has been sent to help us.
He will rule the world.
He will have very great power.
His name will be ‘Everlasting Father’.
Here is a story Jesus told about a father:
A father had two sons.
The younger son said to his father:
‘You have some money.
One day you will die.
My brother and I will get that money.
But I want my money now.’
So the father shared his money between the two sons.
The younger son left home.
He took his share of the money.
He went far away to another country.
He wasted all his money.
Soon all the money was gone.
The man looked for a job.
He got a job on a farm.
He looked after pigs.
He was hungry.
He could not eat the pigs’ food.
The man said to himself:
‘I am hungry.
My father has servants.
The servants are not hungry.
The servants have plenty to eat.
I will go home.
I will say to my father:
‘Dad, I’m sorry.
I’ve done something very bad.
I have hurt you and I have hurt God.
Don’t call me your son any more.
Please take me on as a servant.’
So the man went back to his father.
On the way, his father saw him.
His father felt sorry for him.
His father ran to him.
His father hugged and kissed him.
The young man said:
‘Dad, I have hurt you.
I have hurt God.
Don’t call me your son any more.’
But his father called to his servants and said:
‘Quick! Bring the best clothes for my son.
Give him a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet.
Kill the best calf and cook it.
We’re going to have a party!
For my son was as good as dead.
Now he is alive.
He was lost.
Now we have found him again.’
So the party began.
The father in this story loved his son.
Jesus loves us.
Jesus always loves us.
‘The Father and I are one Person.’
Jesus has always been our Father.
Jesus will always be our Father.
Jesus is the everlasting Father.
Isaiah had said that Jesus would be the everlasting Father.
What Isaiah had written came true in Jesus.
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