December 25 Promises! Promises!

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Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Remember all those playground promises? “I promise to be your friend forever.” “I’ll let you go first if you promise to share your candy with me.” “If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to tell anyone?” I learned as a child not to make promises I couldn’t keep.

However, some of those childhood “promisers” never grew up and still make promises they can’t keep. “Vote for me and I promise you free education (or lower taxes or lower prices at the gas pumps).” Then there are others who cleverly insinuate the “promise” word. “Our warranty covers lifetime malfunctions of any kind.” (Be sure to read the small print.)

When it gets closer to home, sometimes family members make promises they can’t keep, Broken promises lead to a lack of trust. “Grandma will come see you on Saturday.” “Mom, I’ll see you at the nursing home tomorrow.” “I just know Santa Claus will bring you a brand-new bike.”

Do we really trust anyone to fulfill promises that tumble freely out of the mouth? As sinful humans, we all understand that “promises are made to be broken.”

Jesus, the Promised Savior, is only One we can trust absolutely with no doubt or worry. God’s promise to care for me is the only promise I will ever need.

Lord, thank You for Your complete care for me.

written by Judy Sheer Watters