Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful and glorious first day of December, we are reading a chapter of Luke for each day of December... Today in Chapter 1, we are reminded of an unshakable truth.
What is our unshakable truth today? When we lean on God's word and His promises our faith and our walk with God is unshakable.
It might be difficult to say what holds us together in a crisis until that moment comes. I am certain when faced with suffering, this is the rock we stand upon. Our rock is God's word!!!
“For no word from God will ever fail” (Luke 1:37, NIV)
Does that verse sound a bit unfamiliar to you? It did for me. In fact, I checked the translation of the Bible I was reading because it sounded incorrect. I was expecting that passage to end with the much more familiar, “For with God nothing is impossible”.
And in fact, that is how nearly 90% of the translations say it. But the New International Version, which I was reading, is actually a closer translation of the Greek, which if read literally would say, “For no word from God shall be void of power”.
Every word from God is filled with power. No word from God will ever fail. Nothing is impossible with God.
Whatever the translation, the unshakable truth resounds: What God says will happen, happens.
Light. The Earth. His creatures: All spoken and formed.
A curse. A flood. A great nation: All came to pass.
A Redeemer born. A Savior killed. A Victor rose: Just as He said.
THE GLORIOUS IN BETWEEN
We stand in the glorious in between of two Advents: Christ’s birth and Christ’s return. Like our Old Testament brothers and sisters, we are longing, groaning inwardly for His second coming to set all things right. Unlike them, we have His Spirit, the down payment of our inheritance (Eph 1:13-14). We also have the Bible and in it the incredible opportunity to witness the way God’s Word has proven true time and time again.
The Advent season does not merely celebrate the fulfillment of past promises. It stirs our hearts for the fulfillment of promises in our future! No matter the brokenness we encounter in this world, we can trust that His word will never fail. He will return! He will dry every tear! He will replace beauty for ashes! We have only to hold on to hope.
No word from God will ever fail.
May this be our unshakable truth no matter what we face today.
Source: Holy Spirit, God's word, Daily Devo