Another Side of Sunday: Hebrews 6:13-20

Begin by reading Hebrews 6:13-20, the first Sunday of the year’s Scripture. For another version, read The Message.

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. –vs. 19-20

We go to great lengths to keep our promises. Remember as a child making a pinky-promise or adding “cross my heart and hope to die…” to solidify your words? I don’t know about you, but it is hard work for me to keep my promises.

Hard to follow through when I’ve doled out a consequence while parenting my three. At times, hard to remember what promise I’ve made. There were times I broke promises, even when I made it to God.

As I sat and reflected quietly in my pew I heard the words spoken, “God always keeps His covenant.” I jot down four words in the margin of my Bible.


Think about that.

Not, God won’t break a promise.

Not, God tries really hard to keep His promises.

Not, God chooses never to break a promise

God can’t. It is not in His nature, doesn’t even occur to Him.

I breathe awe deep as I think about it. It’s like warming myself by the fire on a crisp night. God can’t break promises… ever. This new insight leaves me basking in the goodness of God. A goodness beyond my imagination.

And this, sisters and brothers, is the Hope that anchors our soul firm and secure. It ushers us into the inner sanctuary, behind the curtain of separation and brings us face to face with our High Priest… Jesus.

You’re a good, good Father. It’s who You are, who You are… And I am loved by You. It’s who I am, who I am… You are perfect in all of Your ways to us. I am amazed by You Jesus. Amen 

(Today’s prayer comes from the lyrics of Chris Tomlin’s song Good Good Father.)

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