“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, you have been borne by Me from birth and have been carried from the womb” (Isaiah 46:3).
To be reminded from whence we came keeps before us the heritage of faith of which we are a part, and the responsibility of perpetuating it as sacred trust. In honest reflection we must ask, “Does my family, and do my friends, and acquaintances, see in me a steadfast, and unwavering commitment to Christ that guides, both, my life and how I lead my family in furthering the legacy of faith handed down from previous generations? Or, do they see in me an occasional religious expression, limited to holidays and a few Sunday’s through the year when no other activities are on the schedule?” Two passive participles, “borne” and “carried,” capture God’s faithfulness to us. I’m certain he would be pleased with some present active participles emerging from our devotion to him—the gathering saints; the worshipping followers; the serving saint; the discipling dad.