The Promise . . . Another One that Will Be Kept

Some promises are kept and some are broken, but God will always keep every promise He makes in His Word.

Two promises that I think of this time of year have to do with two amazing births–one to an old woman and one to a young girl.


God promises two baby boys:

God made a promise to Abraham that he and his wife would have a son, even though his wife was well past child-bearing age, and He kept it. And way before this moment, God made a promise about another infant that would be born, one who would save the world and defeat Satan. He spoke these words to Adam and Eve saying,

I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring  and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.” Gen. 3:15.

Then Isaiah went on to say in Isaiah 9:6,

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Both of these promises were kept because Abraham and Sarah did have a son, Isaac, and Mary had a son, God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus makes His promise:

But as we look into God’s Word we read about another promsie, one that Jesus made and one that He will also keep.

“In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also,” John 14:2, 3.

As we celebrate Christmas this year, my prayer is that we will not stop with the baby in the manger, but that we will look forward towards another promise that will be kept. The one in which Jesus says,

“I will come again and will take you to myself . . .”


Scripture from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV)
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Beth Fortune

Beth has a passion for God's Word. Through her writing and speaking she allows the heartbeat of the Father to flow through her words. As an award-winning writer she’s a contributing writer with Christian Devotions and has had stories published in two "Chicken Soup For the Soul Book" Series in addition to other anthologies. Some of her articles have been published in Focus on Family’s "Thriving Family" magazine and Dr. Charles Stanley’s "In Touch" magazine. With a degree in Ornamental Horticulture she loves gardening and enjoys giving gardening talks to churches, schools, and community groups but her real enjoyment comes from sharing God's truths and encouraging others. She and her husband live in Mauldin, SC where they are in a season of caregiving for her father-in-law in the home. A diffiult season, but one in which God continues to show His grace. You can visit her at

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