God’s promises are not given to be carried round in our heads

According to the Prarie Overcomer, Crowfoot, the great chief of the Blackfoot tribes living in southern Alberta, gave the Canadian Pacific Railway permission to cross Blackfoot land from the town of Medicine Hat right through to Calgary. In return, the railroad company gave Crowfoot a lifetime pass to travel on their trains. Crowfoot kept it in a leather case and carried it around with him for the rest of his life. But there is no record of him ever having used it.
He reminds us of so many people who accept and value the great promises of Jesus recorded in scripture, but never act on them; promises like: ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ We easily forget that God’s promises are not given to be carried round in our heads, but to be used in our lives.

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