The Promise

An Alaskan storm roared outside his cabin as Grandpa tucked his granddaughter into bed one evening. Thunder crashed and the child snuggled deeper beneath the covers. “Can you leave the light on, Grandpa?” she asked.

          “Sure.”

          “…and not turn it off ALL night?”

          “Of course, sweetheart.”

          Granddaughter looked thoughtful, listening to the thunder. “But how will I know that you left the light on—if my eyes are closed and I’m sleeping?”

          Grandpa kissed the child’s frown away.

          “Because I promise I will,” he said. “I would tell you if I planned to turn the light off.”

          “G’night Grandpa.”

*****

          How do we know that Jesus will return and take believers like us to heaven?

          Because God keeps his promises.

“Do not be worried and upset,” Jesus told [his disciples]. “Believe in God and believe also in me. 

There are many rooms in my Father’s house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so.

And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. 

You know the way that leads to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4 GNT

…I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me. John 14:6 GNT

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