Promises Kept


Grandmother promised her grandson, age 10, a stamp album for Christmas. Christmas came but no stamp album, and no word from grandmother.

His playmates came to see his Christmas presents.  After he had named over the gifts received, he said, “And “a stamp album from grandmother.”  His Mother said to him, “But you did not get an album from your grandmother.  Why did you say so?”  His reply was, “Well, grandma said, so it is the same as."  What an example of faith! 

A month went by, and nothing was heard from the album. Mother said to him, “I think grandma has forgotten her promise.” “Oh, no,” he quickly and firmly said, “she hasn’t.” After some thought, he said, “Do you think it would do any good if I should write her thanking her for the album?” “I don’t know but you might try it.” In a few short minutes the letter had be written and put in the mail.

In a short time, a return letter appeared.  “My dear, I have not forgotten my promise to you.  I tried to get such a book as you desired, but could not get what you wanted, so I sent on to New York.  It did not get here till after Christmas, and it was still not right.  I sent for another, and as yet it has not come.  I have sent you the money so you can buy one yourself in Chicago. Your loving grandmother.”  As he read the letter he said, “Didn’t I tell you?”

May we should be like that 10 year-old, never doubting, hoping against hope, believing even when we see nothing happening, knowing God is working and in due season faith will become sight.

Mrs. Rounds