"Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, You who seek the Lord; look to the rock from which you were hewn. And to the hole of the pit (quarry in NASB) from which you were dug..."
To the hole of the pit from which you were dug. As important as it is to recall the rock, it is equally as important to remember the quarry. Not only our heritage, but our past. For were we not all encased in hardened clay and soil? To the naked eye of the world there was nothing worth digging in the muck for but the Lord saw our unformed bodies (Psalm 139:13-16) and with his hands, feet and wounded side went elbow deep in sick, depraved, rotting sin to retrieve us. The hole remains; we can no easily erase our pasts as we can erase our memories. However, the hole is not there to be jumped into or that we might fall in again, as is the danger It is there to remind us of what we have come from. Not meant to destroy but to thrust us into the arms of Christ as we remember who we were and glance again at Christ, whose robes of white have been placed upon us.