God speaks to the Hebrew prophet Isaiah and says, “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant.”

It is by covenants that we live or die. Scripture says it in a thousand ways: we live by covenants or we perish. web whois . There are certain covenants that are sacred and sacramental. We participated in one this morning in which parents and sponsors of a baby committed themselves to the nurture and spiritual care of the child, and we, representing the church of future years where that family will live out its life, committed ourselves to the love and nurture of that child and of those parents.

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