Remember these things, O Jacob,
and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you; you are my servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.
I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud
and your sins like mist;
return to me, for I have redeemed you.
-Isaiah 44:21-22 (ESV)
“Remember these things . . .
Sometimes it’s good to remember. The Lord formed you, Christian, and He will not forget you. He has blotted out your sins through the atoning death of Jesus. That means all of them – even the one that you just committed and are too ashamed to think about.
Remember and return, o servant of the Lord. No matter where you are in your walk, Christian, even in a far country, He has called you His servant. He has made you to serve Him.
Return to Him, for He has redeemed you. And He will be glorified!
shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
and will be glorified in Israel.