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One man’s view
about the things
that really matter….

Stories that may
be strange, yet true,
from the Chaplain’s Travel Log….


Our lives are shaped by the promises that are made to us and the promises we make to others. At work, our time and effort are directed by the promises made in our contract of employment. At home, our house or unit is ours to enjoy because of an exchange of promises with a bank or a lease agreement with a landlord.
In our families the foundation of the marriage relationship is promises made and received. Promises may shape our lives but it is often the failure of others to keep their promises that causes us such pain and difficulty.
Our relationship with God is shaped by promises. In the opening book of the Bible God makes promises that define the plan of salvation that unfolds throughout God’s dealings with humanity.
If we study these ancient promises of God to Abraham in Genesis 11-15, we see how they are fulfilled for us in the Lord Jesus. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 1:20. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ, and so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” The promises that God made to Abraham shape our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The wonderful truth we will rediscover is that our God always keeps his promises and so we are able to declare – great is his faithfulness!

Ron Paton
TRAX Chaplain

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