I wanted to share a short story and encouragement for this week.
A long time ago, before the invention of cars, there was a man who traveled long distances by foot for the sake of his trading business. One winter, as he decided to travel by foot from one city to another he came across a frozen river. He wasn’t sure if the water was fully frozen, and out of fear that the ice might crack, he decided to get on his knees and slowly crawl across. While he was slowly crawling, he turned around at the sound of someone whistling, and at the point he saw a man riding on a horse wagon across the same river that he was crawling on – you can imagine how the man crawling must have felt.
When I first heard about this story it stayed it reminded me of a verse that I wanted to share with you. In 2 Peter 1:3-4 it says
Believing The Truth Of His Promises
Many of us however, much like that man who crawled across the river, tend to crawl across the different challenges and obstacles we face in life as opposed to walking through them with the confidence found in His promises.
His Word Never Changes
I often hear many say, “those verses were written back then for those people, it doesn’t apply today”. The truth is, God’s word much like who He is, is eternal. His Word was never written to be applied for a specific time period– there is not expiration date on His word. Therefore, whatever He has promised is bound to come to pass. We are reminded of this numerous times such as in Matthew 24:35 when Jesus says,
See you next Monday!