I was pretty much into the movie Titanic when I was in 7th grade. I saw it not once, not twice, but six times in theaters. No, wait… I just realized my husband took to me to see it on my birthday last year so I’ve seen it seven times in theaters. That’s almost a whole day of Titanic.
Today I read this verse and I had a Jack and Rose flash back.
Hebrews 13:5 (AMP) …Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
At the end of the movie when Jack and Rose are freezing in the water and things are looking pretty hopeless Rose starts to say her goodbyes, but Jack stops her and makes her promise that she will survive. “No matter what happens, no matter how hopeless, promise me now, and never let go of that promise.” Rose promises, “I will never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.”
Of course Jack dies (I cried 6 out of the 7 times) and Rose survives, keeping her promise to Mr. Dawson.
Isn’t it nice that God didn’t make us promise that we would never let go of Him? He instead, promises that He will never let go of us. He will never relax His hold on us. He will never leave us helpless. He will never abandoned us. He will never leave us without support. He will never fail us. He will never give up on us. He will never let us down. Those are some amazing promises, and they are coming from the only one anywhere ever who can keep every single promise He makes.
Rose told Jack she would never let go of the promise she made him, but she had no idea if she would really be able to keep that promise. It was pretty much just fluff. God’s promises are not fluff. He can not break a promise He makes. Remember when reading your Bible that it is not just some movie script meant to tug at your heart a little, it’s real. When he says I will never leave you or forsake you He means it.
- He who promises is faithful.
- He promises to never leave us or forsake us.
- The amplified version of Hebrews 13:5. Love it!
- My right middle finger. I never realized how much I used it until I sliced it cutting up some vegetables this morning. So hard to type, tie shoes, and put on makeup with it all bandaged up.
- Slept good, slept long.
- I finished my quiet time before the kids woke up so I got to get back in bed and sleep in extra 20 minutes.
- Gus woke me up with his sweet smile and holding today’s advent calendar message. He was ready to find out what we were doing today.
- Great time making Christmas ornaments with Gus. He was very into it and did such a great job. His best ornaments yet.
- The ceramic snowmen ornaments Gus made last year and the year before both painted all black.
- I have a very hard working husband.
- Got to watch one of my favorite childhood Christmas specials, Precious Moments Timmy’s Gift, with the kids.
- Beau was very concerned during an intense waterfall scene in the cartoon. She was feeling for the little wolf cub.
- Great worship tonight at church.
- Got to have Pastor Robert live at our Frisco campus!
- Really good, really helpful, really life changing message on The Sabbath.
- 4:00 service. I could get used to that.
- I couldn’t find a parking spot when I got to church!
- Gus looked so handsome in his dress shirt.
- I learned all about what the candy cane represents from Gus in the car while he was enjoying one.
- Chicken noodle soup waiting on us when we got home. I’m pretending it’s cold.
- December is here!
- The sunset filled the big Texas sky with beautiful colors tonight.
- Gus is big enough to drop off the movie in the drop box at Blockbuster while I watch from the car. He thinks it’s the coolest thing ever.
- Beau put together 6 words today. “Ummm, how about Mickey Mouse Show?”
- Online bill pay.
- “Elf” movie night with Josh.
- Orville Redenbacher Simply Salted popcorn.
- 21 days until our Christmas morning!