There’s something about December that draws up the dreams in our hearts. Maybe it’s the sappy music and the happy advertising everywhere. The nostalgia of beloved traditions, fine decorations, and lights glowing everywhere stirs up joy -and hope.
In this season of dreaming, we’re apt to make promises and ask for them. “Promise you’ll come home in time for the party” we say over the phone. “I promise you’ll love the celebration this year,” we say to the loved one who is concerned with the memory of last year’s holiday drama. In the midst of the magic of Christmas, we mean it. But we’re only able to keep so many promises. And others can only keep so many that they make, too.
As it stands, for most of us, Christmas can also be a time of disappointment over the broken promises. The good news is this. During this time, we’re beholding the promise-keeper.
“The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.” –Acts 2:39
That promise is the promise of salvation, realized in the very one we celebrate at Christmas. When Jesus came as a baby, He kept the promise God made thousands of years earlier. That promise is still being kept today.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” –2 Peter 3:9
Through our many dreams, praise God for His patience and faithfulness. If He has begun it in you, He will bring it to completion. He will not leave any promise half-filled, nor make any promise that isn’t perfect.
If the Lord makes a promise, it is good, and He will make good on it!
Behold, the Lord whose promises are kept for eternity.
Behold, the Lord whose promises are kept in unexpected ways.
Behold, the Lord whose promise is the most important for everyone, in every way.
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