Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Promise is a Promise


There isn't a parent alive that hasn't heard the phrase...  "But you promised!" ...at least once.

I know I have from my kids, grandkids, and even from adults in my life.  Sometimes promises are just dog-gone hard to keep.  Time management can get in the way, as well as, one’s personal finances.  How many vacations to Disney have you planned and canceled?

One of my personal favorite promise-breaking excuses is, "I'm too tired."

Any of these excuses will usually bring the prompt reply, "But you promised!"  I hope you read that with a 'hint of whine' because it was implied.

Yes, that all too familiar phrase, A Promise is a Promise, is hard for we mere mortals to live by.  It is our nature to be promise breakers.  But not God.  In 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) it says, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God."  

Now that I'm getting up there in years, there are some promises in the Bible that catch my eye more than others.  Like this one I read in Isaiah 46:4 (GW)

Even when you're old, I'll take care of you.
Even when your hair turns gray, I'll support you.
I made you and will continue to care for you.
I'll support you and save you.


 "Okay, God, A promise is a promise!" 

AMEN!




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