‘As many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes…’ (2 Cor. 1:20)
Look in any dictionary and it will tell you that one definition of a promise is, a declaration of intended action… However, when we think of a promise in Biblical terms, we think perhaps of God’s verbal agreement to humankind, repeated all through the Old Testament, of how He would never forsake or abandon us but always be with us.
Move forward to the coming of Jesus and God not only fulfils that promise once and for all in His Son, Jesus was the very embodiment of that promise. Through Jesus, God has reconciled Himself to us and by His Spirit is with us every single day.
American Theologian Dr. David Nicholas once said, ‘God’s promises are like the stars, the darker the night the brighter they shine… ‘ and in these dark days we find ourselves in we see this light in the kindness, generosity and selfless acts of so many looking to help their neighbours in whatever small way we can.
Lord, thank You for reconciling Yourself to us through Your Son and Your continued presence with us every day. Help us to shine the light of Your Son into the lives of all around us today, that together we all may know His presence in our lives. Amen.