Focal passage: Psalm 119:41; Luke 1:30-35
When God makes a promise, He always keeps it. The Old Testament promised a Savior, and Psalm 119:41 speaks of this promise.
The psalmist equated God’s steadfast love with the promise of salvation.
In Luke 1:30-35, the promise begins to be fulfilled as the angel explains to Mary that she will “bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus … the Son of the Most High.”
Mary gave birth to a son, fully human, so that we could each receive the salvation through Son Jesus, who is fully God.
As we study this lesson this week, we may be in Bible study with those who have experienced broken promises.
The idea that God makes promises and keeps them might be a hard concept for them.
When our most familiar experience has been that someone makes a promise and then fails to keep it, we may struggle to trust God.
One way we can make a real impact in our work environment, neighborhood or even a church committee is that if we say we are going to do something, we do it.
Are you that kind of person?
One of my daughters and I met my parents at a theme park this past week. It is a park full of music and my mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, finds joy in the music.
So, we love to take her there.
After parking the car, I was riding on the tram up to the front gate. The tram guide shared that the park had been voted “Friendliest Park” for the fifth consecutive year. I smiled and thought, yes, that has been our experience, and we love it here.
However, when we took my mom in a wheelchair through what we thought was the right door in a theater and were fussed at by an usher, I thought, what happened to the friendliest park?
When people fail us and our expectations are not met, it is disappointing. But, isn’t it great that God never fails? We can always count on Him to save and that is a great message to share.