It’s only two more months to Christmas Eve! Are you excited yet?
I know. It’s waaaay too early for that. And besides, if you want that reminder all you have to do is go the mall and see decorations and promises of sales that will save so much money you can probably quit your job and take early retirement. Right?
As Lee Corso says on College Football Live every Saturday morning, “Not so fast, my friend.”
Over the next two months many of us will take advantage of some sales to buy gifts for others, and to get something we have been wanting.
If you watch with care you will catch certain items at a price that is hard to pass up. There are sales that are truly sales.
But there are some things that are always on sale, which tells me that they are never really on sale.
One men’s clothing store was noted for “buy 1 get 2 free” for so long that no one would ever pay full price for anything in the store. Another company has since bought them out. There comes a limit to what we will believe.
The Bible is filled with all kinds of promises. Many have already been fulfilled. But there are those on which we continue to wait. The return of Christ. Our heavenly home. Peace on earth.
And there are those skeptics who say, “These promises are too good to be true.” And you know what they say about anything that is too good to be true, right?
And so many disbelieve that God will bring history to its proper conclusion. Rather they see history as a cycle that will continually repeat itself until finally we destroy the environment in which we live.
I am here to remind you of this truth. “God is not slack concerning his promises, as some count slackness, but is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish,” (2 Peter 3:9).
In other words, any delay in God keeping his promises to us is evidence of his patience and love.
And for that we are grateful.
Don’t doubt God’s promises. Hold on in faith. He will keep his word. He always has.