He says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
Every time a new tyrant obfuscates the world’s stage, believers see in him the anti-Christ. Every time a riot breaks out in the streets, believers hear rumblings of rapture. Every time a pestilence sweeps through the land, believers perceive the world’s end. But listen, friend: God says here in Isaiah 49:6 that to save only a handful of people is ‘too light a thing’ for Him. Redemption is His tour de force, after all. It isn’t just some short story He’s writing in His spare time. It’s His life’s work. He’s already incarnated into the flesh and blood of the drama after all, so when He promised in Genesis 22:17 that Abraham’s descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky and the sands on the seashore, He wasn’t being hyperbolic; He was being serious.
Don’t take lightly the ongoing work of salvation our Lord is still doing in the world today. If He hasn’t returned yet, it’s because there’s still room in His heart for more.