God’s promises to Zion are promises to us too. In the broad sense, Zion is the place where God and mankind connect. People of all walks of life, from a wide variety of circumstances and situations, and from all over the world come and connect to God. Each of us are such people. We are drawn by the promises of freedom from sin and death, of abundant life in the here and now, and of eternal life in the time to come. God’s promises bring love, hope, joy, and peace.
In order to live in and enjoy all of God’s promises, we must go on and be on a journey. Our journey begins with another’s faith. We come to know God through our parents or through a friend as we see faith in them. Our desire to “have” what they have leads us into our own personal relationship as we choose to declare Jesus our Lord and Savior. Through our own servanthood and discipleship we begin to live into God’s promises. We see the world from a new perspective. As we continue to walk in this new relationship we experience the constant renewal of our mind and heart as we grow closer and closer to Him.
We cannot stop walking though. Some do. Some say they have accepted Christ and act as if that is the end point. It is not. Our journey of faith continues until the day we die. Every day we are called to know Him more and to fall deeper and deeper in love with Him. Our role also expands. We add witness to servant and disciple. It is the “go” part of the great commission. We all need to become His light and love in the world so that others might see our life in Christ and say as we once said: I want some of that. May our light and love draw others to His light and love.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 62: 1-5