“Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness (right standing with God), Who seek and inquire of the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut And to the excavation of the quarry from which you were dug. “ – Isaiah 51:1
God the father’s heart has always remained unchanged. He has never changed, we were his delight before creation, his desire has always been to embrace us, hold us, care for us and love us.
For Israel even in their deepest, estranged rebellion God reached out with a heart of compassion, his promise to them was he would never give up on them. (Hosea 11:8). And in the same way the love of God reaches out to us in a flowing river of grace.
The Promise of Christ is the living, breathing grace of God, the rock of God’s love and commitment to his people. The rock of this truth that every promise of God is Yes and Amen in Christ.
We are besieged in a world of doubt and unbelief, a world that has squandered the truth and love of God on independence and performance. God’s invitation to us is to listen to him. To stop and consider the rock from which you were cut, to run into your father’s arms and to know the love of Christ overwhelming your heart.
For Christ alive in you, is the power of God pulsating in your heart, and declares that all God is yours in Christ, because you have now been cut from the same rock as Christ.