These words send a shiver down my spine. God spoke them to the people of Jerusalem as the Babylonians attacked and the siege which would send the Israelites into captivity began.
I am SO grateful to be living in the time of God’s grace. Jesus’ sacrifice now covers all of our sin, shortcomings and failures.
When God looks at us now, he sees us as his children and he lavishes his love on us.
We don’t have to pay for our sins like the Israelites did because Jesus died for our sins- once and for all. By his wounds, we have been healed.
So the right response for us is to live in a perpetual state of gratitude for what God has done. We all have circumstances and situations in our lives which aren’t perfect but our redeemed identify in Christ is secure. Our future is already decided.
The end of our story goes like this,
“And they lived happily ever after in heaven.”