It was that special mail order catalog published by Sears for the Christmas season. They used to send it out months in advance because it would take weeks to receive anything you ordered. In the digital age, the paper book has been replaced with an online version, where you can flip through “virtual pages” and order something that will arrive in days, not weeks.
We can now get most of what we want or need in two days or less. Having to wait for anything frustrates us. But imagine waiting thousands of years for something… People did that. Most of them died without seeing the promises of God fulfilled. But they waited and hoped and trusted.
God actually thinks waiting and hoping and trusting is good for us. He always keeps his promises, but He’s not on our schedule. The good news is that some of the most important promises of God have already been kept. We need to know that. Most of the people I know are waiting and hoping for something to happen in their lives, but many of them are trusting in something or someone that keeps breaking promises. There’s a better hope!
“For all the promises of God find their ‘YES’ in Jesus.” (2 Cor. 1:20)
For the month of December, we will have a special sermon series called “People of Promise”. Join us as we look at the people who waited and hoped for God to keep His promises and what it means for us! This is also a great season to invite friends and family! We meet every Sunday, 10:00am at the Horn Lake Middle School band hall.