When making a purchase we contemplate many things.  We wonder if the item will really work.  We wonder how long it might be before it breaks.  The sales person always tells us how wonderful the company is in honoring their products.  Yet we have learned not to believe everything we are told.

Once the purchase is made we take it home, take out the papers and we read, “Limited Warranty”.  We read the fine print hoping to find that it really will be fixed if it breaks.  Have you every wondered about the thirty-year warranty you get from the guys who roof houses?  The truth is there are few things one can really count on.  Even the U.S. Government’s safety net for savings accounts in insured banks is limited and not absolutely sure.  Remember the great Roman Empire?

But there is one thing you can count on.  You can always count on God to keep His promises.  Jesus once said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”  John 10:28.  He also said, “…surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20.  These promises are guaranteed.  The guarantee was purchased at Calvary.

Written by Roger Bothwell on December 18, 2000