The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 49:8b-9a
"I will keep You and will make You to be a covenant for the people,
(God promises to preserve and provide for His Son during Jesus' earthly mission
as He becomes the foundation for God's new covenant with man,
a covenant of salvation by God's grace and mercy.
Because God has assigned Jesus to serve
as our mediator and advocate before the Father,
Jesus saves and preserves us today because of God's covenant with us,
a covenant not made by us, a covenant we had nothing to do with creating.
This covenant is all God's doing, and now, because of Jesus' great sacrifice,
we can rest in God's provision for us no matter what we face today.
God has declared He is in covenant with us through Jesus Christ.)

to restore the land
 and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

(Part of the covenant promise is that God will restore to us
the destroyed and desolated places
where the enemy has invaded and devastated our lives.
He will restore our inheritance that had been stolen
by our doubts and our disobedience and fears
and gives us an inheritance in Christ Who is Himself our inheritance.)

to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’
 and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’"

(Jesus is still calling us out of all the places of captivity in our lives
and freeing us to be the whole and chosen people He has called us to be.
Because He is the light of the world, we do not have to yield to darkness.
Darkness has to flee in the presence of His light and truth.
He has made His light to shine in us making us
free and whole and more than adequate in Him today.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,

Blessings,

Sally
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