“Promises, Promises”

by Fred Gast

Usually when we hear or say “Promises, Promises” is means promises made but not kept. However, when reading scripture, we might exclaim “Promises! Promises!” as we find promise after promise made to us by our Lord, and fulfilled time after time. We learn that our Lord has kept and will keep His promises. I would like to share some of them that I find inspiring and insuring.

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virginwill conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

The promise of Christ’s first coming, written approximately 700 years before His birth.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10-11

The promise of Christ’s second coming, given at His ascension.

39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6: 39-40

A promise from the Lord to us.

No matter how dark and how scary times may seem, we can hold onto the glorious light and reassurance of our Lord’s promises.

“These Thousand Hills” by Third Day


Fred Gast


Watsontown Alliance Church