No doubt many of you find your calendars filling up in these busy weeks leading up to Christmas. There are office parties, school concerts and church nativity plays. Thanks for taking time out to return for another of these Advent devotionals.
Have you discovered as you shop for gifts that some ads are misleading? The sign may say 50% off the original price, but later you discover the original price was artificially jacked up? Or you can buy one item for $5.00 or, on special, two for $12.00? Or you buy an expensive game console “compatible with all computers” – except yours. None of us like to be fooled by false claims.
When the Lord promises that He will be near us, we can trust those promises to be true. As it says in Psalm 119:151, “You are near, O Lord, and all your commands are true.” Just a few verses earlier, the psalmist says,”Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much…As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
We can rely on the fact that no matter where we go or what we face, our heavenly Father will remain near.
Prices in stores may change from day to day. The Lord offers us a firm foundation when everything around us is in flux. Will we be as reliable in serving Him today?