Isaiah 43

“I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned” (v1-2). God reminded Israel that He was more powerful than any force that would try to destroy them. He made a way through the sea for them (v16-17); “besides me there is no Savior (v11).

“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name …” (v6-7). In Christ, God declares us His sons and daughters, and we receive His name, His protection, and His unfailing love.