Wednesday, August 10, 2016


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.)

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“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.

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