The child pleaded with his father, “Please, Daddy, can we go to the park?” He waited eagerly to hear his father’s response. Looking into his father’s face, he tried to make out any sign of what his father was about to say.
“Yes, we can go to the park, but I have to make a phone call first.”
The child waited – anxiously pacing back and forth as he waited for the moment his father would hang up the phone. He didn’t know how long it would be, but he knew his father had said they would go to the park and that was enough for him.
Our Heavenly Father has also made promises to us. But unlike us, He always keeps his word.
He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. He has promised to carry our burdens and to supply our needs. He promised that nothing will separate us from His love. He has promised to send the Holy Spirit, but the greatest promise He made is that our salvation is guaranteed.
When Christ said, “It is finished,” the payment was complete. There was nothing left to pay because He paid it all. When Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, He said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) When we believe Christ died for our sins, we are given everlasting life.
When God says something is “everlasting” and “eternal,” do you believe him? You should. God’s Word is true, and we can rest securely in it. We can be confident in what He has said. Let us trust our Father to keep His word.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.