“But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage” (Ezra 9:8).
The testimony of God’s salvation history, and the unbroken presence of his people in the annals of time, is best seen not in the masses of religious indifference, but the few who are counted among the company of the committed. When humanity exists in unbridled form; living with no sense of the Creator; having abandoned the designed boundaries of the Boundary Maker, it is the few that will stand out as light in the darkness. Those willing to drive down the stake of unwavering, and uncompromising, faithfulness to the Lordship of Christ, stand as the only hope for those presently exiled to their own despair. Just as the remnant is a product of God’s grace, the remnant bears witness to the availability of God’s grace; to all that would receive it by faith.