Thus said Jehovah: The heavens [are] My throne, And the earth My footstool, Where [is] this – the place- My rest? And all these My hand hath made, and all these things are, An affirmation of Jehovah! And unto I look attentively, Unto the humble and bruised in spirit, And who is trembling at My word. Isaiah 66:2
The infinite vastness between the Creator and the created is intimately closed by the gaze of the Creator’s grace. The Christian launches into born-again life as the following characteristics fuse together: The humble kneel before the cross in urgent repentance; the bruised in spirit find forgiveness of sins and peace not within themselves but according to a saving faith; and those who tremble at His word plant themselves at the intersection of the fear of God and the authority of scripture. A new creature in Christ walks forward, turning time and time again to these characteristics to hold the gaze of his beloved Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer.