Two promises… major promises in my life changed me forever.

The first was the promise of marriage… she said yes… and it changed everything…

And then she said, twice, we are going to have a baby… the promise of new life… and it changed everything…

All of these started out as promises for some future event, getting married, having kids, but the promise was not just about the future… the promise changed my present.

That is the real power of promise.  The real power of the promise is the hope and focus that it brings to our present.

You and I live in a world where promises matter.

Promise gives us hope…

I am seeing a lot of promises out there…

Promises like… I hear you… I stand with you…

Sounds a lot like the promise found in Isaiah 41…

“… do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

What a promise! It is the kind of promise that changes me because I believe it to be true …

So maybe these promises will lead me to fear a bit less…

Maybe these promises will help me shed my tiredness and lean into the strength of God I see in others…

That is the power of promise.

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  • Leaving Arizona in late March fearing the pandemic. Hoping and praying that we would make it home unexposed. Passing through town after town of empty hiways and closed or booked up hotels we kept on with hope and worry. Then we arrived without incident. Only to find that our worry was nothing compared to what faced us a month and a half later. This country has been cut to the core. The prayers of healings are now not only for just the pandemic but also for this land we call home. So I will continue to pray for this land that we may finally fine the good in all people.

  • Thank you for your weekly thoughts and talks. It helps me refleck on my inner voices and doubts I sometimes have when so much of our outside world is out of our control. I appreciate you sharing your personal experiences and I hope that if I ever do or say anything to offend you or your staff I will be called on it so I can correct my behavior. You have been a blessing to me and my family and I pray for your continued health and your continued perpestive regarding human behavior and love for our God.

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