Tag Archive | God’s promises

Ephesians 2:12-13 ” Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”

We were all once,  “…without hope and without God in the world.”  We were separated from Him by a chasm so deep and wide… there was no way of getting across by ourselves.  In this bleak darkness our desperation grew, and we felt the hopelessness of being abandoned.  But God then provided the bridge across that vast chasm…it was in the shape of a Cross.  The gracious gift of redemption and reconciliation was bound to this Cross as the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ, ran down it.  Yes, we were all once hopeless and cut off from God…but then God built a bridge for us…in the shape of a Cross.

Genesis 17:1-2 ” When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before Me and be blameless. I will confirm My covenant between Me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’ “

So here we have this very old couple…the husband is 99 and his wife is 90.  At that age, it’s virtually impossible physically for that couple to conceive a child together.  Yet here in this Scripture  the Lord is promising them children…and all He asks of them is to trust and obey.  Many think at a certain age they can “retire” from doing God’s work…but God’s saying, “No way!”   There is no retirement age in God’s Kingdom…and there’s no impossibility that God can’t overcome…and all He asks of us, is to trust and obey.