A Promise

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Isaiah 44:21–28; Ezekiel 34:25–31; Mark 14:22–26

Remember. We are called on to things every day. Some have become so ingrained (putting undergarments, I ) that we don’t actually them; we just do them.

Like many things that are ingrained, aren’t. We might take them for granted, but that doesn’t make them ingrained.

Isaiah’s call to the descendants of Jacob was REMEMBER! Remember , who formed them, called them and redeemed them. They needed to be reminded…again.

This time, they are called to celebrate. Celebrate . Celebrate . Celebrate a relationship with .

The unfolding of their , eventually, results in a new covenant of peace. This new covenant was to change the very face of the Promised Land.

The of this covenant was delivered while talking about their return from captivity and exile. This makes the sure, as they were indeed delivered. So, where was the fulfillment of this new covenant?

We Christians say that of course, it is Jesus. Jesus’ and personified the concepts of relationship and . The Resurrection is the exclamation point of the in Ezekiel.

In the Kingdom of , the lion and the lamb lie down together.

※Reflection※

For you, what is the most important fact about ’s s? Why?

※Prayer※

, you have been to us, even when we wander. We give you praise, glory, and thanks for your grace-filled love. Amen.

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.