The man appeared daily at the noon hour at the Brooklyn city hall, New York, holding to the rails of the iron fence with hope & expectation in his face, looking up toward the clock in the tower as it struck the hour.
Then he would wait - 10, 20, 30 minutes. Then the light of hope & joy faded from his face. He became an old, beaten man & shuffled off in dejection. It was the tragedy of a broken promise.
He had been a man of affairs in the city & in a time of financial difficulty a friend had promised to meet him at the city hall & hand him a large sum of money. But the friend did not keep his promise.
Disappointment broke the man's heart & upset his reason. Every day after that he came & looked wistfully at the clock, waiting for it to strike & looking in vain for the friend who promised he would come.
But we have a Friend who always keeps His promise. "He is faithful that promised." (Heb. 10:23.)
“As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all His promises.” - David Wilkerson.