Until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Pet. 1:19)

A FEW YEARS AGO, my wife took a class on stained glass and created a piece that is now a fixture in our home. In the class, she laid out an original design on paper, transferred that design to multiple pieces of stained glass and prismatic clear glass, then created a finished piece of art. The project took several weeks, but the many pieces of glass finally came together as a whole. The artwork now hangs in a window of our porch.

Each summer afternoon, the sun shines through the porch windows and the stained glass creation. When the angle of the sun is just right, the prisms in the clear pieces refract the sun’s rays into multiple tiny rainbows that move around the room, intensifying as the sun rises higher in the sky.

Sometimes, in the dark moments of my life, I lose sight of God’s promise to stay near me always and to move me into the future that He has for my life. Despite that loss of vision on my part, in the revealing light of Scripture, I find promises and fulfilled prophecies shining brighter and brighter. Like the little rainbows gleaming through the prisms of my wife’s creation, God’s fulfilled prophecies and promises bring hope to me as I open myself to His Word.

Identify three promises that God has kept in your life.

Drexel Rankin is a retired ordained minister who served in Indiana, Alabama, and Kentucky. He and his wife, Patty, live in Louisville, Kentucky.