Like many of you, I do a lot of my Christmas shopping on Amazon. Last year, a few days before Christmas, I realized there was one gift that hadn’t arrived yet. When I checked I discovered that it hadn’t even shipped! (Cue outrage)
I contacted customer service and asked how this could be, since I’d paid extra for speedy delivery. This is the answer I got:
“We’re really busy, and it’s hard!”
Huh. So I told him this: “Basically, your job is to 1) Take Orders and then 2) Fulfill Orders, right?”
I’m pretty sure I heard the guy shrug.
It’s hard to not become cynical. People make promises every day (I’m looking at you Amazon!) and often break those promises without much thought.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 ESV )
When God makes a promise, He means it. We see this in the birth of Jesus – the Savior that had been promised for generations. The One Who would come to take away our sins and bring us peace with God.
God always fulfills His promises.