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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
- Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)
A friend once gave me an outdoor house ornament made of faceted glass balls that rotate in the wind. I hung it outside. When I awoke to sunshine the following morning, I was delighted to discover that the walls of my house were splashed with little flashing rainbows. They reminded me of God’s promise to Noah never again to destroy the earth by flood. In fact, whenever I’m going through difficult times, I remember the many promises that God has made and kept: God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars, and they are; God promised that Moses would lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and he did; God promised the people of Israel that they would return from exile, and they did. Each promise required a faithful response.
Jesus said, “Seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you” (Matt. 6:33). In my 35-year walk with God, I have acted on this and found it to be true.
The Bible says that those who belong to God through Jesus Christ will be with him in heaven forever. I stake my life on the truth of this promise as well. And, based on God’s faithfulness, I know that I will not be disappointed.
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