You are precious!
Isaiah 43:1-4 NLT
 But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.
 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
 For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
 Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
Reflection . . .
As God’s people this passage rings true for us as much as it did when it was written. Their circumstances were different of course, but God has called us by name and we are His. Verse 2 has been a great comfort for so many believers over the centuries.
The Lord will be with us through whatever difficulty or oppression. He will not allow us to drown or be consumed by whatever it is we are going through.
- You are precious to the Lord!
- You are honoured by the Lord!
- You are loved by the Lord!
Let’s give the Lord glory and praise for His great love towards us!