As our bundled-up grandsons, ages 4 and 5, were about to go home with Daddy after their weekly visit on a cold December evening, little Milos exclaimed, “Lola! What about our treat?” Knowing it is part of our farewell ritual, he was just making sure that I didn’t forget to give them the Twizzlers I promised them that day. Our son was quick to remark, “They don’t forget the promises!”

Maybe that’s another reason why Jesus said we should become as little children…maybe we are too prone to forget His promises. How often do we remember that He promised “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”? (Hebrews 13:5) Or we forget that “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”? (1 John 1:9) Or that “if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”? (John 8:36) How about “if you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”? (John 15:7)

While there are countless promises, and each one is, as Peter stated, “exceedingly great and precious” (2 Peter 1:4), God gave us one that validates them all and that we definitely should never forget: “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” (Psalm 89:34)

It’s true. Children’ don’t forget promises. Our faithful God doesn’t either. So let’s be diligent to remember them, so it can be said of us that “they don’t forget the promises!”



  1. Peg says:

    That is so true of children. We need to take lessons from them more often. You’re right, “Unless we become as little children…” How easily we forget.


  2. Julie Warner says:

    Hello Kathy!
    Just wanted to say Happy New Year!
    I sincerely enjoy your eternal encouragement blog!


  3. Arlene Taylor says:

    Kathy, you have a unique talent at putting things in prospective and bringing Our Lord’s word to everyday relevance. I love you for it and anxiously await each new blog.


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