1 Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my righteousness be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man who does this,
and the son of man who holds it fast,
who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it,
and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
“The Lord will surely separate me from his people”;
and let not the eunuch say,
4 For thus says the Lord:
who choose the things that please me
and hold fast my covenant,
a monument and a name
better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
that shall not be cut off.
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
and holds fast my covenant—
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for all peoples.”
8 The Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to himbesides those already gathered.”
What touched me was the part about God's kindness toward the eunuch. The eunuch has no hope of having any family heritage. He is, in a sense, a counterpart to Sarah, the wife of Abraham. However, as in Sarah's case, God promises the eunuch a heritage. Granted, Sarah's was physical, in the form of Isaac, but God promises to give the eunuch a monument and a name better than sons and daughters (verse 5). God, as He often does, is telling us to see things differently, to value things differently. The everlasting name that God gives is better than sons and daughters as the world evaluates them.
God, as He has done so many times before, brings life out of lifelessness. Like when He saved me.