Indeed God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
Isaiah 12:2 NIV
Last night I helped my friend Tracey carry some donations into L Street Mission. As we were getting ready to clean up, we realized we couldn't find the car keys. We searched the unlocked car checking the floorboards and the crevices between the seats. Moving inside the building, we looked around the entrance. Not there! In the clothing room, we began to dig through the boxes and bags we had just unloaded. To our surprise and delight, there they were at the bottom of one of the bags.
In Isaiah, we can hear the delight in the recognition that God is our salvation. There is no question -- he proclaims "Indeed" with absolute certainty. Israel had misplaced the sight of the Lord's wonder and might, but upon rediscovery, they were overjoyed.
Are we sometimes guilty of misplacing our memory of God's salvation and what it means to us? Caught up in the busyness of life, we set it aside and forget the joy of our relationship with Christ. Yet, when we find it once again, aren't we thrilled with the discovery? Indeed, God is our salvation. He is our strength and our defense.
God, we are thankful for your salvation brought to us through your Son, Jesus Christ. We ask forgiveness for those times we forget what that gift means to us and the price paid for our sin. Please help us recall with joy each day that you are indeed our salvation. Amen.