Each one of us has made promises in our lifetime for various reasons and at special times to our friends or loves ones. Some are easily kept while others may still be pending or forgotten.
For instance, I promised my son I would make him a special quilt; however, I did not specify when it would be complete. He trusts my promise that he will receive the quilt someday but does not know when. Does this sound familiar?
He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15b).
God’s people trusted His promise, made to Adam and Eve, to send a Savior. Throughout the centuries, His people recalled this promise, not knowing when this would happen. In the fullness of time, God kept His promise.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7a).
Now we know and believe that this promised Savior was given to all as a gift. However, many do not know about this promise. As Lutheran Women in Mission, we are equipped to share this gift with our neighbors through our Mite Box offerings, our acts of kindness, and our prayers. Can we do this with boldness and confidence? Yes! We can do this through the Holy Spirit working and guiding us even as Jesus promised before He ascended into heaven. Trusting this promise, we are bold to speak of God’s promises fulfilled in Christ.
LWML Utah-Idaho District President