Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One place to another...(again...)

All the way my Savior leads me
Who have I to ask beside
How could I doubt His tender mercy
Who through life has been my guide
-Chris Tomlin

Recently I've been meditating on Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

Returning to Orlando is not going to be a "back to the good ol' days" kind of season. It's different now. And I think I'm a little different too. This is a NEW season. NEW family, NEW relationships, NEW perspective, priorities, convictions, etc.

Yet, as I studied the context of this verse (ie: Isaiah 43 the chapter) I left my time with the LORD this morning FULL of reasons to hope in Him and His future grace. His promised care, His guaranteed provision, His goodness and mercy...will follow me.

"You go before me, You're behind me, nothing is hidden from You."

My ESV Study Bible notes say of this verse that the original exodus (the "former things") out of Egypt did not exhaust the power of God. (YAY.) But provided a new pattern of exodus.

So, if I'm understanding correctly, what Isaiah is prophecying ("new thing")...is about Jesus. The "exodus" and freedom from slavery to sin.

HOW MUCH GREATER is the Cross, and the freedom we have in Christ, than the already amazing escape/freedom from Pharoah in Egypt?

This is what awaits me: God's past faithfulness, because of His unchanging character, is prophetic of future faithfulness.

To this, I cling.

1 comment:

My year in Wales... a memoir in the making said...

His faithfulness doesn't change! Psalm 36:5-9