The Thought for the Week this week is written by Lorna Speirs

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Isaiah 62:12 “They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.

Reading through this chapter of Isaiah a few times I was struck by the range of names God uses to describe us in this single chapter:

delighted in
rejoiced over
sought after
not forsaken

What a wonderful variety contained within that chapter and each one more beautiful than the last. If these are the names that God uses for me then why should I be negative about myself or see myself as unworthy of His love? If God says I am delighted in, rejoiced over and not forsaken then I can rely on Him in every aspect of my life. I can fully trust that He has sought me out and is rejoicing over me even now. God rejoicing over me? wow! 

Take time this week to think over these names, there is so much joy in knowing that God looks upon us as such treasures.