And as for me, this is my covenant with them, says the Lord: my spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from now on and forever. (Isaiah 59:21 NRSV)
When God makes a covenant, it is a promise. And when God makes a promise, you can count on it!
So it was that God promised that His words shall not depart. Not ever! His words will continue forever.
The implications of that promise are far-reaching. It means that God will not leave us alone, nor will God forget about us. Of course, it also means that God will not allow us to forget about God!
God sees to it that we will be reminded of His promises. His reminders appear in the rainbows, in the birth of every baby, in the miracles — small and large! — that occur in His world.
God will find ways to use those persons who seek His will, who want to do His bidding, who want to obey His call.
And those who obey will be blessed, will be used to God’s purposes. There is no promise that the road will be smooth, or that the path will be easy. However, the road will lead us — and our children — to the place where God wants us to be. And when we get there, I believe, we will know what it is that God has in mind for us.
Our job, in the meantime, is to pay attention, to listen, to be alert, to be ready and to be willing.
Blessings will come. God has promised.