“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.” — Genesis 12:4
Can you fathom holding onto a promise for twenty-four years? Surely, you would catch yourself wondering if the promise would ever come true or if it had simply become forgotten. This was the exact situation Abraham found himself in. God told Abraham to pack up everything he had ever known and leave immediately. There was little time for questioning or worrying, just a sense of urgency built upon a promise. Abraham built his life relying on a promise God offered him. He lived God’s promise starting at the age of 75 and it was not until he was 99 that the promise came true.
This is the assurance we have as Christians today. We should not have time for worries or questions. We build our life on the promise of Jesus Christ, the promise God offers through His son. God’s promise has never been broken to us and is offered through the life, breath, blood, and death of Christ.
God’s promise is the blessing of our life. It is the one thing we know we can count on when everything else seems so unsure. In a world where we struggle to rely on any ounce of truth, we can stand firm in the knowledge that at least one promise in our life is rock solid. Take the time to revel in His promises and to share His love.