25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
God’s dedication. That’s what the word “holy” means: “dedicated.” For example, the Communion chalice has been dedicated, set aside exclusively for use in the Lord’s Supper. God is dedicated, has set Himself aside exclusively for you, for your preservation, for your salvation. So dedicated was God the Father to you that He gave up His dearest treasure, the jewel of His heart, His own Son -for your eternal joy. So dedicated was God the Son that He gave you not simply presents from Himself but Himself as the present, His life laid down and taken up again, so that you might have the forgiveness and fellowship of God forever. So dedicated is the Spirit that He spends all His time giving you Christ, keeping you with Christ, and making sure that you stay on the path to heaven.
This beautiful observation is from some long departed and perhaps not well known Pastor but it stuck with me. God dedicates himself to me.