For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54, Verse 10
Here the prophet Isaiah is reaffirming just how steadfast the love of the Lord is for his people, for us. He uses the image of mountains disappearing and hills being taken away, in other words chaotic and seemingly impossible events, to show just how strong God’s love for us is. No matter what disasters may befall us, no matter what tragedies may surround us, God’s love is always present, an ever-present source of strength and support in difficult times.
And right alongside God’s love is his peace which he has promised through covenant to us, his children. He has such compassion for and mercy on us that his love and peace will never be removed, no matter what. What an awesome God!
24 September 2014