#DailyDevotion You Will Say In That Day & That Day Is Now
Isa 12:1-3 You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. (2) “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” (3) With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
You will say in that day: Twice Isaiah says this in this chapter. Behold that day has come. And what will we say? “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.” Do you give thanks? Do you recognize that the Lord was angry with you? Do you recognize he has turned his anger away from you that he may comfort you? Every day and as often as we can during the day we should give thanks that the Lord our God has had mercy upon us. He had to turn his anger away in order to comfort us. What did it take for the Lord to do that? He had to send his only son from his right hand to become one of us. As one of us, the Father spent his anger upon the son, Jesus Christ our Lord on the cross. This he willingly did, that we his creation would be saved and not have the wrath of God poured down upon us. Do we realize the cost of the gift in which we are now comforted?
We will say in that day, and that day is now, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid.” God is your salvation today. God has become man, the man Jesus Christ. Jesus has obeyed the Law of the Lord given on the mountain. He has become our righteousness. Whatever was necessary to be pleasing to God, Jesus has done. Jesus is my salvation. Jesus upon the cross has made atonement for all my sins, all your sins and for the sins of the world. Because Jesus, who is God, has done this for me I will trust him. I will trust God. I will believe what he tells me in the divine scriptures. Because I trust him, I will with his grace act according to his word. Because I trust him to be merciful I will not be afraid when I fail but I will walk in his mercy and grace. I will come before the Lord God Almighty upon his throne and seek from him all good things, despite my sins, because Jesus has reconciled the Father to me. You too are trust and not be afraid for the same reasons.
We will say on that day, and that day is now, “for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” The LORD GOD is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judea, crucified under Pontus Pilate, dead and buried, who rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended to the right hand of the Father. This Jesus is my strength on the good days and on the bad. He is my strength to overcome my sins. He is my strength over all my doubts because of my sins. He is yours also. How can we not sing about him and his great works of mercy towards us?
Therefore let us draw from the wells of salvation with joy. Those wells are word of God and the sacraments given to us in the Church. There the Lord preaches to us his word and gives us his body and blood for our salvation. In joy we come before him with our fellow saints drawing from this well he has provided us.
Gracious and merciful Father, you sent your son that today, now, we may recognize and trust him for our salvation. Grant us your Holy Spirit that we may speak and sing of your salvation that you have provided for us and for all mankind. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.