Covenant relationship is a major theme in our faith. It is a major theme in the Old Testament. God comes to us. God makes a Covenant with us.
God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you
and your descendants after you . . . .
A “covenant” is an unbreakable bond. What is fascinating about this Divine bond is the disparity between the two sides of this covenant. They are not equal. On the one hand there is God; Almighty Creator of the Universe; All love, who loves us unceasingly. On the other side of the Covenant is us, humans, made in his image and likeness. He offers us eternal friendship and eternal life.
God invites us to enter into Covenant Life with Him. We are free to either accept God’s Covenant, or reject it. To ignore God’s Covenant is to reject it.