We all make promises. We promise our parents to be home at a certain hour, we promise our brother or sister to help him or her with homework, we promise ourselves we'll do better next time on our exams. We also promise God, as Christians, that we'll do our best to do things according to his wishes, that we grow up to be responsible citizens with fear of the Lord.
But we also had another person make us a promise. He told us he would come again and show us his Father's kingdom. That "person" is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. God gave us His son so we could be free from our own sins. Jesus lived a simple life, was punished and died on the cross. But before Jesus' death, he promised us, Man, many things that could be found in the Bible. These promises are a testament that no matter what, God loves us and will save us from damnation and welcome us to His kingdom in heaven, in due time.
"The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10
One of the things Jesus promised us is that he shall be the way to his Father's kingdom. You can look up this verse on the Bible. "In my Fathers house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you," John 14:2. So Jesus is preparing a place for all of us in his Father's kingdom. It is not ready now, but it will be in due time. Then the following verses talks about Jesus leaving, but he won't be away permanently. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, will come back to lead us to this place he's been preparing for a long time. Through this, Jesus promised us that he will come back as our Savior to take us with him to God's kingdom in heaven.
During the Last Supper, Jesus Christ left his twelve apostles with another promise: that God will send a Comforter to abide with them forever. Our Savior was leaving, but God didn't want us, His Creations, to be left wandering around like orphans. So He left us with a great teacher and guide that would wait with us until the second coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
"...the Kingdom of God is among you." Luke 17:20
Last but not the least, the resurrection of Christ is also a sign of God fulfilling His promise. He said He would send us His only Son to save us from sin. We were saved when Jesus died on the cross. When Jesus rose up from the dead, it proved that he is indeed the Messiah that God had promised us.
God made promises to His creations and He fulfilled each one of them without fail. So as His creation that was created to His likeness, you should try to keep your promises. Being faithful to your promises is how Christ lived back then and it is how us Christians should live now.
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