The words that are the game changer for our human existence and future!
My phone seems to be struggling to hold an uninterrupted line with other people every time I'm on a phone call at the moment.
Our vacuum cleaner head is current out of operation - due to an excessive amount of someone's hair getting caught up in the roller (and trust me, it's not mine).
I don't have to spend much time here. Just think about the interruptions of the last 18months to some of our best laid plans.
My energy levels are, for various reasons, failing me in my need to knuckle down this end of the year and get lots of things tied up.
I have not been able to fulfil every commitment I made this year. Some for good reasons, some for terrible reasons, and most for mixed reasons.
You've probably failed me at some point, as I've failed you at some point.
Don't get me started on politics...(I'm not a political cynic as many of my peers tend to be, I just know that the political process and media world tend to create an unfortunately regular occurrence of promises failing to be delivered wherever you turn in the world).
Life includes failure.
At lots of different levels. This seems to be the common, and constant, experience in our world.
And so, the Angels words to Mary in the passage of scripture we dived into in Sunday's sermon are so incredibly striking. Mary is troubled by an Angel visiting her and telling her incredibly far-fetched things (I'd be stuck on the Angel part myself). She will be the mother of the Son of God, but how? Luke continues below:
“The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” [Luke 1:35-37]
Note well the Angels words at the end of the explanation here.
Will ever fail.
We have access to never failing assurance
God is the source of never failing in our human existence. Where everything around us in this lifetime has the potential to fail, and will fail in some way, shape, or form, there is a never failing source of assurance.
God Himself. What He has said, will not fail to ring true.
What He has promised will not fail to come to pass.
What He has planned for our lives in this world will not fail to be put into action.
Why We Worship Jesus
Jesus, the one Mary would miraculously give birth to, is our great example of God's unfailing word. The one God had promised throughout the Old Testament scriptures (Read more HERE). But even more incredibly, the Apostle Paul will declare:
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Jesus is the fulfiller of all God's promises. In Jesus is the fulfilment of every promise God has made.
Do you need any more reason to stop and worship Him, right now?
There's Only Two Proper Responses
"Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!"
[From Hark The Herald, Angels Sing]
And Follow Him
This week, check your steps. Are they steps made after the fulfiller of all God's promises. In step with Him, you are walking with the never failing One.
There is no stronger, more assured, and more comforting place to be, now and always.
Walking with you in the path Jesus has charted for us this week and beyond!
Written by Ps. Rob