When do you make promises? Do you keep promises that you make? Or have you been known to make a promise to get something that you want? Maybe promising to tidy your room? Why are making and keeping promises important? It’s a short blog this week!
Over the last term we have been considering why the resurrection was important and what it means for us. Our final thing that we are going to consider is the idea of promise. Throughout the Old Testament there are promises given by God through the prophets about the Messiah. Throughout Jesus’ life we see that he is a fulfilment of those promises. The resurrection is that final act to show that he truly was the messiah, the saviour that God had been promising through the prophets for so long.
There are so many promises in the Bible, promises that God makes to us. That we will have eternal life, that there will be peace, that we will be forgiven to name a few. By seeing that God fulfilled the promise of a saviour of the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we can have faith that he will fulfil all the other promises that he makes to us. How amazing is that!
Challenge: try to find some of the promises that God makes in the Bible
Prayer: thank you God that you fulfilled your promises of a saviour in the person of Jesus. Help us to trust that we can trust in the other promises you have made. Amen.