“But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself,
the LORD hears when I call to him.”
Those of us who are in Christ—in whose hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ has shined, who are being transformed as we walk in the righteousness and freedom of our Lord—the God of heaven has set us apart for Himself.
We are now and forever connected to God Most High. This association, this relationship is set. The covenant through which we are forgiven and reconciled cannot be broken.
Because of this, because we have been chosen and set apart—not a result of anything we’ve done, but purely a result of His mercy and grace—we are assured that He hears when we call.
And He will answer.
He will save.
He will protect.
He will guide.
He will comfort.
He will strengthen.
He will provide.
He will equip.
He will open our eyes to see His brilliant glory, awaken our ears to hear His truth, and enlighten our hearts to know His steadfast love and matchless power at work for us and within us.
In this season which celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ—Immanuel, God With Us—let us rejoice in the peace-filled assurance and breathtaking beauty of our relationship with this God who draws us to Himself.