“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear” Isaiah 59:1
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment…but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.” Isaiah 51:6
“The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:10
“For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” Acts 2:39
I am so thankful for reminders of God’s grace and power. For glimpses of His work within and around us showing that His arm is long enough to save no matter how far off someone appears. A lot of the time we can’t see Him working. But His Spirit is always here. “Hovering over the waters,” as He was in Genesis 1, preparing the way for light to come bursting into darkness.
The Lord our God is in our midst. He is here, mighty to save. With salvation that is forever. All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of this God whose greatness is unsearchable, the God to whom belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it, who set His heart in love on us (Psalm 145:3, Deuteronomy 10:14-15). I want faith that stands firm on this truth, believing in the power of the cross to save us and in the Spirit of God who calls people to Himself. I want to believe even when I can’t see that work.
So Lord, impress this on my heart. Break down any barriers and banish all doubt. You are here. You are active. Your Spirit is at work, preparing the way so that the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” will shine in each of our hearts “to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6). You call us to Yourself and Your hand is able to reach us no matter how far off we are. All the ends of the earth will see Your mighty salvation, the brilliant glory of Your grace, and the majesty and splendor of Your name.