“For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name” (Isaiah 63:16).
The acknowledgement of what God has done in the past is but an assurance of his working in the present. While believers seem to know what God has done, we struggle to see what he is doing. By our praying, reading of the scriptures, lives of obedience, and being the presence of Christ for others, the “Redeemer from old” continues working as a present tense reality.