There is something cool about a promise kept. Comforting. Satisfying. Surprise. Sometimes relief. I have thought about this often with regard to my own life journey. I have tried hard to be a man of my word – to fulfill my promises. To follow though to the best of my abilities. First to God. Then to those around me.
Our God is a Promise God. He reminds us from cover to cover in the God Story that He can be counted on. His Word is sure. Promise made. Promise fulfilled. This is part of the very nature of God Himself.
There are several God Story promises that come to mind. The promise of shared glory is one of my favorites. ALL of God’s promises have a purpose, and all of God’s purposes reflect His promises (cool, huh?). I am excited that I am included in the shared glory of Christ.
“For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:6
What a great insight into our promise-keeping Father. Noah’s rainbow, Abraham’s shore, Moses’ burning bush, Rahab’s scarlet thread: the Bible is one promise after another – all contained in the Face of Christ – and our hearts! He is a Promise Keeper! Make sense?