Our scripture this morning is Isaiah 12:2-4.

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation. And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.”

The prophet Isaiah writes of reconciliation with our God and the protection He promises. Three times in this short passage we hear of the salvation we are offered when we return to Him in repentance. If we trust in God we need not be afraid.

Verse 2 is a quote from the Song of Moses in Exodus 15. The people are reminded that God has acted before to save them, and if they return to Him in faith, He will act again. God is always ready to welcome back those who are sorry for their sin and want a renewed relationship with Him.

Even in the Old Testament God’s chosen were called to “make known His deeds among the people.” God wants us to share His love always and everywhere. It is our job to “make them remember that His name is exalted.”

Gracious God, we are ashamed of our failures, but You offer us forgiveness and a new life in You. Bless us to go in Your name to tell the world of Your love. Amen.

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