This chapter of Isaiah is filled first with the description of each of our own profound guilt, and the result of each of our own sin. All of us fit into this category, and if we were to stop reading at verse 15 it would be incredibly hopeless. The chapter opens with a verse that says, “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,” and then in verse 16 it talks about God rolling up His sleeves, putting on the armour, and reaching in to restore humanity to a right relationship with Him again. Our hope is in the Redeemer that comes to all of us who repent.
Sometimes we get stuck thinking that God is just “up there” somewhere, far removed from what’s going on down here on Earth, and we forget the lengths to which He went to redeem us back to Himself.
On our own, we are hopeless, filled with deceit, lies and sin. But thankfully that isn’t the end of the story. God rolled up His sleeves to make a way. Let’s take some time to thank God for this profound truth today.
- Pray that God’s Spirit would work powerfully and effectively in all the various activities taking place on our church calendar this weekend.
- Pray for our Young Adults & Worship Arts Pastor, Daunavan Buyer, his family and his interns, Stephen Alksne, Julia Brown, Calvin Robert, and Grant Mix.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Christine Okken.