For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. Isaiah 54:10
When something is as old as the mountains and the hills, it is said to be established and perceived to be immovable.
However, can a mountain be removed or a hill dislodged from its place? Yes. Mining industries involved in surface mining have been known to demolish mountains over time, and there have been reports of China leveling mountains to build cities. Mountain and hill removal however is not a natural phenomenon that happens every day. Mount Sinai, for example, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God still stands today.
According to the dictionary, the expression “move mountains” means “achieve spectacular and apparently impossible results”. To move mountain speaks of accomplishing the perceived “impossible”.
God was saying to the Israelites, that these perceived impossible events might occur, however, His compassion towards His people can never be remove. His faithful love for them can never be shaken. As it was with the Israelites, so it is with us. God’s steadfast love for us is more certain than the stability and strength of the mountains and the hills.
His covenanted relationship with the Israelites is forever. God’s covenant with Noah in Genesis 8 never to destroy the earth again with water still stands today. So too His covenant of peace, prosperity, health and wellbeing. They stand forever. The mountains and hills may depart, but God’s compassion cannot be removed. He will chasten or correct us, He will allow us to be tested, but we are safe and secure in His love and His mercy.
Prayer: Thank You Father that Your steadfast love never ceases, and Your mercies have no end. They are new every morning, great is Thy faithfulness toward us. Lam 3:22-24