Hope in a Promise
"I will come again..." John 14:3
Life is full of uncertainty. It is fleeting. There is an old saying, ‘Here today, gone tomorrow’. These days it seems more accurate to say, ‘Here now, gone the next minute’. The word of God tells us, 1“My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass”; 2“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.”
Yet amidst the uncertainty and the brevity of life, the Bible also gives us hope of a life with permanence and certainty. God’s word is filled with precious promises that we can cling to in these troublesome times. Yes, my friends, God’s promises are true, and we can trust Him to keep those promises to us.
From a child, my favourite promise has been John 14:1-3. Part of verse 3 says, “I will come again”. These four words, sitting by themselves may not mean much. However, when they are read in connection with the two preceding verses, they take on a whole new meaning. For me, this promise of God radiates HOPE, and I pray it does for you too.
Hope of the Happiest of Times, where heaven will be Home, Sweet Home.
Hope of Ongoing Jubilation, daily saying “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty.”
Hope of Plenty Fruit to be enjoyed from the Tree of Life.
Hope of Eternal Life with Jesus, the Saviour of the world.
Be of good cheer friends. God has a plan to take us away from this uncertain, temporary life. Open your heart to Jesus and claim His promises. Will you trust His promises to you today?
I encourage you to read God’s promises daily. Watch and pray as you wait for His return and keep this song in your heart:
3Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Thru eternal ages let His praises ring;
Glory in the highest I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
1 Psalm 102:11
2 Psalm 103:15, 16
3 Words and music by R. Kelso Carter (1886), Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, No. 518 & Adventist Youth Sing, No. 169