The Father's Promise

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A GENTLEMAN walking along the streets of a busy town one Saturday morning saw a little maiden of about five years old suddenly stumble and fall. He hastened to pick her up, and comfort her. She was frightened and sobbing. Suddenly a smile shone all over the little face through the tears, and, looking into the gentleman’s face, the little one exclaimed, “Father’s going to take me for a walk this afternoon!” Saturday is half-day holiday, and evidently the walk was a promised treat, the sudden recollection of which had power to lift the wee maiden above the present trouble, and to comfort her more than anything a stranger, however kind, could say to her.
Oh! to think of the wealth of promises our Father has given His blood-bought children. Are you lonely? “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Are you so tired that it sometimes seems impossible to meet life’s daily duties? “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.”
Does some trouble or difficulty press so heavily that courage fails? “Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee.”
Does a little questioning arise about the future home of which we know so little? “I go to prepare a place for you.” “I will come again, and receive you unto Myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.” “Where I am, there shall also My servant be.” “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” “All the promises of God are yea, and amen, in Christ Jesus.” “He is faithful that promised.” “What He hath promised He is able also to perform.”
Dear friends if you do not yet know yourself a child of God, through receiving by faith Jesus Christ, whose precious blood cleanseth from all sin, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
“He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.”
“I have known Him so long I am able to say
The very worst sinner He’ll not turn away.”
“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary, and worn, and sad,
I found in Him a resting place,
And He has made me glad.”
“To-day, if ye will hear His voice.”
“Boast not thyself of to-morrow—for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
E. S. R.