For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Heb. 8:10) NKJVIt was the day of his daughter’s wedding. Don Corleone sat in a dimly lit room and received individuals into his presence one by one, each beseeching him for a specific favor. Each favor was something that was beyond their personal ability to control, influence or impact in their own strength. It was simply above them. In their desperation, they approached the one that they knew had the power, resources and ability to “take care of it.” The hesitant manner in which they approached hinted to their acknowledgement of both the respect and honor he was due. Upon the acceptance of assistance from The Godfather it was understood that at any future point in time he could approach them requesting the return of that favor.
A covenant was made, a promise not to be broken. A covenant is a promise unto death and not entered into lightly. It means, in layman’s terms, I promise that I will use everything that I have to help you and you promise to use everything you have to help me. Each party wholeheartedly agrees to hold nothing back; it is an all inclusive agreement. As well, the partakers of a covenant become identified with one another. Who you are in covenant with has the ability to add much strength to your stance because anyone who understands covenant knows that they are not just engaging with you but they too engage with those whom you are in covenant with.
It was the day of His son’s death. God the Father, seated on the throne heard His only begotten Son agonizingly ask aloud why He had forsaken Him. The blood of the covenant had been shed. The necessary yet painful events had taken place which now made it possible for all of mankind to enter into a covenant with the Most High God, to become partakers of the covenant that was now established between Him and His Son.
Instead of a dimly lit room, we boldly approach the throne of God’s grace. We sit at His feet and offer him our most complicated, difficult and agonizing issues. Realizing that we are at the end of ourselves, we approach the One whom we know has the power, resources and ability to “take care of it.”
Be assured, Child of God, there will be a time when the Lord of Lord and King of Kings calls upon you to return the favor. In our limited, finite and humble ability to offer Him anything, all He asks of us is the willingness to offer Him everything we have, everything we are. Romans 12:1 states I beseech you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
1 Corinthians 3:9 tells us For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, you are God’s building. God loves us so very much that He allows us to work with Him here on the earth to help His will come to pass.
There is no better covenant that exists.
These hands, Father? They are yours, whatever you need, whatever you ask- I avail them unto you. This mouth, Lord? It belongs to you-help me to be your mouthpiece as I speak into the lives of others. Let them be Your words alone that pour forth out of it. These feet? Let them go only where you lead; let them be beautiful to you as they carry the good news of the Gospel of Christ Jesus.