“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
What a beautiful and lasting promise for those of us who call upon His most holy name! How can our hearts even begin to understand such an unconditional, infinite, and everlasting love that our God has for us? With what tenderness and compassion He holds us close to Him.
The prophet Isaiah uses the image of mountains and hills which we usually associate with strength and permanence to tell us that even if they were ever shaken to the core or were to disappear, God would remain. Even if all else were to crumble, change, or pass away around us, in His great love for us, He would gently bend down and bring us to Him.
What comfort that thought brings. Scripture tells us that God does have a plan for our world, and we can rest assured that it includes us, His believers, for all eternity. But God in His infinite love, wants more. His plan also includes bringing others to Him, for He desires that none be lost, and that all will come to know Him for the gracious God He is.
Not only does Isaiah give us the good news of God’s never changing love, but He also reminds us of the covenant of peace we have with Him that has been sealed with the blood of Christ. The peace that we can have in this life which surpasses all understanding. But how often we fail to accept this gift in its fullness – the peace of knowing we are His.
No matter what happens in our lives, God will continue to love us, to be gracious to us, to pour His blessings upon us, to have compassion on us, and to give us hope and peace in our hearts. Nothing can change His love or His grace upon us. May we continue to seek Him, love Him, and know Him more.
Our most gracious God, we thank you for your unfailing love, compassion, peace, and promise of eternal life. We pray that we will always exalt the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and that we can bring others to Him as we share your love and grace. Amen