He said, “Surely they are my people, sons who will not be false to me”; and so he became their Savior. In all their distress he too was distressed and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Whether applying the truth of these verses to the children of God – Christians – or to the nation of Israel, the truth remains: we are His people. He is our Saviour. He redeemed us, not because we earned it, but because of His great love and mercy. Don’t miss the fact, that when we are in distress, He, too, is distressed. In all of this, the truth for us as Christians is that God saw our distress and affliction. He reached out from Perfect Love and HE redeemed us.