Keeping Your Promise

Caribbean vendorWhile on a cruise in the Caribbean, we stopped at a port in Curacao, where my wife got off the ship to do some shopping and sightseeing. She found some small items that she liked, but she didn’t want to buy them and then have to carry them around as she explored the town. The vendor was sad that Karen didn’t make the purchase immediately, and feared that she would not come back. My wife looked directly into the vendor’s eyes and said, “I promise you, I will be back!”

On her way back to the ship, Karen did indeed stop at the same vendor’s booth and bought the items that she had looked at. The lady was profoundly grateful that she had returned to do business with her. This time it was her turn to look into my wife’s eyes—“Thank you so much for keeping your promise!”

We Christians have made a promise to follow Jesus. One of the ways we can keep that promise is to remember him in communion. The next time you participate in the Lord’s Supper, imagine Jesus looking down from heaven and saying, “Thank you for keeping your promise!”

“…Do this in remembrance of me.”—Luke 22:19.

“If you love me, you will obey what I command.”—John 14:15.

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