This passage marks a shift from book 42 of Isaiah. Much of the previous chapter is taken up with rebukes and denouncements from God has been disappointed by His chosen people. Here, however, we see a God Who fiercely declares to His people, “I have redeemed you; you are Mine.” God once again shows up as a Loving parent, Who disciplines us because He Loves us. Even though we continue to be disobedient children, nothing prevents God from claiming us as His own. Nothing takes away the redemption He has promised.
And we pray:
Father, I belong to You. You have redeemed me. Even though I have disappointed You time and time again, You still call me Yours and for that I am thankful. Amen.