Bless the Lord…who satisfies your mouth with good things…
Psalm 103:1, 5
The pumpkin pie has one great purpose in a thanksgiving feast–to remind us that the best is yet to come. There on the table are our traditional favorites: green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, corn, slaw, the turkey and dressing, rolls with butter, and maybe a new dish or two. But the best is saved for last–pumpkin pie–sweeter than anything that precedes it.
As Christians, we enjoy a cornucopia of blessings every day. Psalm 103 tells us to bless the Lord with all that is within us and not to forget all His benefits. Ephesians 1:3 reminds us we’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
But the best is yet to come. When the great missionary Adoniram Judson was asked about the prospects for evangelizing Burma, he replied that the prospects there were “just as bright as the promises of God.” We can say the same about our own prospects–for every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.
To trust God is to trust His promises. And to trust God’s promises is to be sure of their fulfillment. This assurance concerning the future, anchored in God’s promises, is what the Bible calls “hope.”
H/t (Today’s Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah)