week 4: Heirlooms and Promises Kept

What I learned about God: God keeps his promises

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory…” – 2 Corinthians 1:20

I was reading through Matthew this past week and couldn’t help but notice Matthew’s repetition of one simple statement:

This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet,

I am not too far along, only 5 or so chapters, but this phrase has been repeated a noticeable amount already. I love reading Matthew in light of 2 Corinthians 1:20– How true of Christ! All of the promises and the prophecies and everything else finds its Yes in Him. Jesus says it himself in Matthew 5:17-18:

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

This only reiterates the thoroughness and faithfulness of God. Led to Praise!

What I learned about myself: I love family heirlooms

This year I have totally been bitten by the family-sentimentality bug. Never in my life have I ever spoken with my grandmothers about family heirlooms until this year. My Grandma Annie was telling me about my great-grandma Lela this past weekend. She explained that Lela was a very strong and joyful woman. She was married and had my Grandfather with her first husband before he passed in a train accident. She later remarried and sadly lost her second husband as well. I was very young when she passed, but my grandfather, along with my dad and uncles, speaks very highly of her. Anyway, my grandma Annie wears both of Lela’s wedding bands on her pinky finger. This weekend she gave them to me! I don’t even know how to act– I have never been so careful with anything in my life! In a matter of 5 minutes I’m pretty sure I turned into a family heirloom activist. Splendid. 


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