The fulfillment of
a promise God made to you is about to arrive as a beautifully wrapped gift. You
will be astonished to discover the wrapping and presentation of the promise will be as equally beautiful as the gift itself.
When I was a kid
growing up in the 1950’s shopping for Christmas meant driving to downtown San
Jose, California to visit Macy’s. It was different then. People dressed up and
made shopping an event. The experience looked like one of those old black and
white Christmastime movies. Women wore dresses with heels and the men wore hats
and polished shoes.
This morning those
images from long ago prompted a specific memory. I can still see the inside of
Macy’s. For the son of a carpenter this was a very fancy place. It was also
expensive. My father liked to go to Macy’s each year to buy my mom her favorite
perfume called, Great Lady. He would also buy her something special like a
dress or a nightgown. I remember going to the gift-wrap area in the store with my father where he would pay extra to have the gifts wrapped in the most beautiful of
wrappings. They were works of art. I recall gold and silver ribbons and bows tied
around exquisite wrapping that resembled expensive wallpaper.
Those images from
my childhood reveal how God will deliver His promises to you during this season
of your life. These promises are gifts that will be delivered as an expression
of His love and adoration for you. Love and adoration was the look in my
father’s eyes on Christmas morning when he handed beautifully wrapped gifts to
God values what He
is about to deliver to you so much that He will wrap it in a beautiful
circumstance to make its delivery. The preparation of the gift and its planned
delivery will be stunning. When you finally see
the gift arrive you will not be able to imagine what is inside the wrapping
could be anymore more wonderful, but it will be! God loves to create a feeling
of suspense and expectation in His children regarding the gifts of His
goodness. Gift-wrapped promises held for this moment in time will soon arrive to
let you know God loves you and He has not forgotten the promises He made.