Wednesday, April 22, 2009

God is always with His people

Isaiah 43: 1-7

Now this is what the Lord says. He created you, people of Jacob; He formed you, people of Israel.
He says,
"Don't be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you cross rivers, you will not drown.
When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you.
This is because I, the Lord, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I gave Egypt to pay for you, and I gave Cush and Seba to make you mine.
Because you are precious to me, because I give you honor and love you,
I will give other people in your place;
I will give other nations to save your life.

Don't be afraid, because I am with you.
I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will tell the north: Give my people to me.
I will tell the south: Don't keep my people in prison.
Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from faraway places.
Bring to me all the people who are mine,
whom I made for my glory,
whom I formed and made."