Oh The Promises…

​Can you remember when your parents promised you if you were good you would get that bike for Christmas? Even though you couldn’t really ride it outside in the wintertime you were so excited and just having it in your possession, you were willing to wait until springtime.

Well, our Father God has something a lot more valuable than bicycle that He has promised us:

You know all about us, inside and out.
You are mindful that we’re made from dust.
15 Our days are so few, and our momentary beauty
so swiftly fades away!
16 Then all of a sudden we’re gone,
like grass clippings blown away in a gust of wind,
taken away to our appointment with death,
leaving nothing to show that we were here.
17 But Lord, your endless love stretches
from one eternity to the other,
unbroken and unrelenting toward those who fear you
and those who bow facedown in awe before you.
Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise you’ve made
passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond.
18 You are faithful to all those who follow your ways
and keep your word. Psalm 103: 14-18 (The Passion Translation)

Yes, at best we are here for a moment in time, and then just as a gust of wind blows the grass away, so our lives go into eternity. Yet what a promise that God has promised to stretch His love from one eternity to the next – His love, His faithfulness, His enduring promises meet us "here" and take us "there". I hear another song today:

Oh the Glory!

Oh, the glory of Your presence
We Your temple
Give You reverence
Come and rise from Your restAnd be blessed by our praise
As we glory in Your embrace
As Your presence
Now fills this placeCome and rise from Your rest
And be blessed by our praise
As we glory in Your embrace
As Your presence now fills this place

Songwriters: Steven Lee FryOh the Glory of Your Presence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group