For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
Mercy. Compassion. Love.
Together the Hebrew is rehem.
The first time it is used in Scripture is in Genesis 20:18
Where it means womb.
So think of the tender love of a mother for her child.
It is gentle.
But it’s more unshakeable than the mountains.
More unmovable than the hills.
A promise of peace.
And His unending mercy.
Guaranteed by His name and reputation.
Well, this is Isaiah 54.
In Isaiah 53, He explains how it’s possible.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.