This great covenant of grace is being administered by God himself. So when we seek peace there, we truly find it. It’s not tainted by sin because God is holy and his Son is sinless.
Until we find peace in the gospel, we find only the search for peace and therefore no peace at all. In Isaiah 57:21 we read,
“There is no peace . . . for the wicked.”
But to those who’ve put on Christ’s righteousness, who’ve gotten into the ark of the cross, Isaiah 26:3 says:
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
As the rainbow, then, is a sign of God’s promise that he has hung up his bow, and it’s a reminder to himself of his grace toward the earth.
In the same way, the cross is a sign of God’s promise that he hung his Son up to die, and it’s a reminder of his grace toward you that because Christ has taken the wrath, the wrath is taken.
So take freely of what God has been put before us, take copiously of His Grace.
The table is spread now, so partake fully in Jesus’ Name!0