Advent 2018 – Day 22

Only three more days until Christmas! And I have three more very special “I WILL” promises from God that I want to share with you.

Not so very long ago, parents hid their gifts for their children and did not put them under the tree until Christmas eve. Children would run downstairs on Christmas morning and be astonished by the pile of bright packages awaiting them. Only then did the children realize that all through the season their parents had been busy preparing wonderful surprises for those they loved.

Our heavenly Father is no different. He loves to surprise his children. On Christmas, we remember how he sent his Son to be born in – surprise! – a stable! And on Good Friday we remember how Jesus laid down his life for those he loved. Surprise! On Easter, he resurrected!

Before Jesus left this earth, he explained to his followers that he would be going back to the Father in order to prepare a place for those he loved. Then, in John 14:3,he made a very special promise: “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”

Jesus has promised to return again. That day will be full of surprises. Isaiah says the eyes of the blind will be opened, the ears of the deaf will be unstopped, the lame will leap, the tongue of the mute will shout for joy! Then we will all be together with him forever.

If you already have eyes to see, ears to hear and a tongue to shout, why not use them today to express your thanks for Jesus’ promise to return when all is prepared for you in Heaven?


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