Have you forgotten your promises?

October 13, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

For all the promises of God find their Yes in [Christ]. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

 –2 Corinthians 1:20

There was once a man named George Matheson, who lived in Scotland in the 19th century. He was a gifted man, but he had an eye disease that left him blind.  Because of this disease his fiancée broke off their engagement and his life was thrown into disarray.

On the day of his sister’s wedding, he felt an urge from within to write a verse. One refrain he wrote that day was, “I trace the rainbow thru the rain, and feel the promise is not vain.”

But history tells us that Matheson’s original wording was, “I climb the rainbow thru the rain.” What a wonderful picture for us as Christians! When we climb the rainbow that God gives us and take hold of His promise, we can make it through the rain.

In the course of our lives, we struggle with many things and we hope for many things. But whether in rain or sunshine, God’s promise is right there for us.  We just have to climb up and seize it.

The problem is not that God has forgotten His promise to us; it’s that we have forgotten our promises to Him. When we commit our lives to Him, we promise to obey and seek Him, but often we forget the significance of this promise. It’s time to remember the one who remembers you!

Of course, the ultimate sign of God’s promise is not a rainbow like the one He gave to Noah. It’s the cross that Christ died upon. Because of Christ, all of God’s promises are ours. There is no storm you cannot survive if you will cling to Him and His Word. 


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