Isaiah 43: 1-7
But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel; “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
God has always had his hand of protection on his chosen people, Israel. God redeemed and brought them out of slavery from the land of Egypt. After many years of disobedience, God sent Jesus the Christ to be their Savior but they rejected him as their kinsman redeemer. Even after all of this God has promised that Israel will be forgiven and fully restored because they were formed and made by him to be his glory.
Thank you Father that you are faithful to your word even when we are not faithful to you. Help each of us to find our purpose in order to bring glory to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.